JOIN AARP for a FREE, 2-day, VIRTUAL Workshop including smart Livability Strategies, Initiatives and Programs that benefit local economies for people of all ages.
AARP’s Livable Communities Economic Development Workshop will explore how local leaders can advance economic development in urban, suburban and rural communities by:
- Establishing vibrant main streets and encouraging small-scale development.
- Ensuring that communities are well-connected with high-speed internet access.
- Providing entrepreneurial and upskilling opportunities for residents of all ages.
- Recognizing the value of unpaid contributions, such as volunteerism and caregiving
Through 4 core themes — Built Environment, Digital Connections, Work and Jobs, and Local Economies — the workshop will share best practices, insights and inspiring next steps for meeting the economic development needs of a post-pandemic nation. Our State’s regions, counties, cities and towns have changed over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global economic conditions and transformations in how people of all ages and life stages live, work and play. Big city downtowns are struggling to fill vacant office spaces while small towns experiencing population growth are trying to meet growing infrastructure and housing needs.