Hosted by Pioneer’s General Manager, Les Heen and produced by Laura Kay Prosser, this Compass episode explores steps that every community can take to adapt and survive in rapidly changing times. “I just was obsessed with trying to fill the businesses on Main Street, the empty buildings,” Krusemark said. “People don't realize that if you don't support those businesses and they go away, who's going to pick up that tax base? It's going to be the homeowners,” she added.
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Last week’s Compass program about buffers can be viewed online at www.pioneer.org/compass.
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