What does it take to successfully build the economy of a small community once dependent on coal? Economic diversity. But why are some residents wary of business diversification and the entrepreneurial spirit? Can arts and cultural heritage play a critical role in that economic diversification? WMMT Mountain Talk host Kelli Haywood discusses small town economics with a group of folks reflecting a range of experiences and political opinions: Harry Collins, educator and CANE (Community Agriculture & Nutrition Enterprises) leader; Betsy Whaley from the regional economic development organization MACED; and Ben Fink of Appalshop and the Letcher County Culture Hub.
February 2, 2017