Economic Development and National Parks

NPR had a fascinating story this morning that really highlights what “economic development” has come to mean. Roxanne Quimby, founder of Burt’s Bees, has been slowly buying up property around¬†Millinocket, Maine that has been abandoned by paper mills. Her ultimate goal is to donate 70,000 acres and an endowment to the National Park Service for […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

I recently when on a trip back East and visited two well-known but very different cities–Niagara Falls and Georgetown. ¬†One was thriving–great stores and restaurants, a lively atmosphere and a steady stream of pedestrian traffic. The other was not just deserted, it was decaying. First stop was downtown Niagara Falls. ¬†Despite being within walking distance […]

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