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Inside Our Towns: Tighe Bullock

Evan Sanford catches up with Tighe Bullock, the accountant, lawyer, downtown developer, and construction contractor, on his latest work in Charleston, West Virginia.

HOW-TO MODELS

Bucksport Maine Finds Its Heart & Soul

How can person-to-person democracy be revived? A one-time mill town in coastal Maine is a laboratory for a new approach.

ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Tighe Bullock is working to building a vibrant, attractive downtown in West Virginia’s capital city.

Revitalizing Charleston, West Virginia Brick by Brick

ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

When a Company Invests in an ‘Underdog City’

The story of how a company that started in one of these places is now involving people and businesses in another—and why that matters in the next stage of equitable American recovery.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

New Lessons of the New Deal

I was talking with the mayor of a "red state" city about how his community was weathering today's public-health and financial crises.

Economic & Business Development

How a Small Brewery Can Survive COVID-19

A bellwether business category, figuring out how and whether it can survive.

Economic & Business Development

What happens to small companies now?

The path small, locally conscious firms are taking to survive the current economic and public health disaster.

Economic & Business Development

Paradise Duluth

Postcard of the old Clyde Iron Works in its prime, via Perfect Duluth Day. As part of the unfolding saga of start-up businesses as the crucial creators of new jobs, and of particular start-ups like craft breweries (along with tech incubators, arts companies, manufacturing “maker spaces,” and others) in bringing life to fringe areas of recovering cities, I talked […]

Economic & Business Development

On National Beer Day, Craft Brewers Improving Water, and Life,

In More Ways than One

Economic & Business Development

Three Ways of Thinking About Fresno (and Why You Should Care)

A beleaguered city shows the path toward revival.

Economic & Business Development

The Hard Road to Making Hard Liquor

A look at a nascent distillery in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley

Economic & Business Development

What the Beer Industry and the Computer Industry Have in Common

They grew up in the same era and, despite some obvious differences, have some surprising parallels.

Economic & Business Development

Pennsylvania’s Beer Economy

Brewers have been perfecting their recipes in this part of the country since the middle of the 19th century.

Economic & Business Development

Ice Cream, Chocolate, Coffee, and Beer

Take ingredients and blend, for small-town synergy.

Economic & Business Development

Beer Porn: The Alchemist Cannery

Going to the source, to find a highly celebrated and nearly unobtainable beer.