Creating Standout Communities
A Workshop for Forward-Thinking Community and Business Leaders
If you’re asking...
“How do I make my community stand out?”
We’ve got answers.
Recast City will partner with you to convene current and future leaders to:
Build an inclusive cohort of community and business leaders;
Master new ways to grow a thriving entrepreneurial community using small-scale manufacturing; and
Identify, invest in and help scale vibrant businesses that make people proud of where they’re from and excited to invest in their neighborhoods.
Expedite your own learning by leveraging best practices that Recast City has collected
from leaders across America who also felt the urgency to do something different.
Our Creating Standout CommunitiesTM half-day workshop includes:
Hands-on learning and interactive small group discussions
Guides, case studies and reference materials on small-scale manufacturing
A detailed 90-day action plan to jumpstart your redevelopment project
Begin the day discovering new ways to activate your community
and build a strong, resilient, local economy.
End the day with an action plan in hand.
Sign up to host a workshop today!
T E S T I M O N I A L
“Fremont’s creation of a vibrant central downtown area to unite the city includes a big “maker” component – something that was inspired by a study and a workshop done by Recast City two years ago to understand Fremont’s assets and needs. This workshop gave me good insight into why makers are important to our city and what efforts build upon the strengths of our existing maker community.”
— Tina Kapoor, Economic Development Manager, Fremont, CA
Recast City works with city/civic leaders, real estate developers and foundations to leverage small-scale manufacturing to:
Enrich hometown identity
Unearth hidden community gems
Expand business ownership
Promote neighborhood reinvestment
Ilana Preuss is spurring economic development in America by partnering with city/civic leaders, real estate developers and foundations to integrate small-scale manufacturing space into redevelopment projects.
Before founding Recast City in 2014, Ilana served as Vice President and Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America. Ilana brings over 20 years of community redevelopment experience from across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.