Support small-scale manufacturers on #SmallBizSaturday

Throughout November, Smart Growth America brought you some of the best examples of small-scale manufacturing from around the country. From Twin Falls, Idaho to Knoxville, Tennessee, small-scale manufacturers and their contagious entrepreneurialism are helping revitalize downtowns and build great places in communities across the country.

In 2017, SGA staff was on the ground in scores of communities like these, helping local elected and civic leaders understand how to support and expand this growing sector of their economy to build strong, vibrant, and walkable neighborhoods.

On this Small Business Saturday, you can help us do even more. Make a donation today so we can reach even more communities in 2018 >>


The small-scale manufacturing sector helps communities build on their unique history of skills and industry, harnesses the talents of a wider range of residents, and boosts local economies. Our latest report, Made in Place: Small-Scale Manufacturing & Neighborhood Revitalization, details how community leaders can support these independent manufacturers, boost the local economy, and give residents and visitors new reasons to come spend time in your downtown.

With your support, we can help small businesses thrive in downtowns and create a foothold for future community growth. Donate today.

Join the live discussion of #MadeinPlace

Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Take part in the webinar discussion of Made in Place: Small-Scale Manufacturing & Neighborhood Revitalization on December 7. National experts and local manufacturers will help break down some of the strategies outlined in the report. This is an opportunity to learn how to leverage recent technological and economic shifts to help more people produce and sell their own goods. Register today >>

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