How saving small towns soothes our souls
We tend to measure the success of towns by the new: New buildings, new businesses, new whatever. But in rural towns the new can be hard to find. So what is a new perspective for evaluating the health of a small town? And why, ultimately, does it matter.
Kiley Miller is a cheer-leading economic development professional who believes rural communities are the place to be for doers who want their efforts to yield immediate and transformative change. Miller has for the past five years led the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. He is a frequent speaker to community and economic development groups. When not working, you’ll find him with his wife, Carry, and their three children.