North Adams and the Small Business Revolution

Like many towns throughout the state, the city of North Adams has struggled economically, with traditional manufacturing jobs disappearing along with the huge industrial businesses that used to provide them. In the wake of this, North Adams has been looking to reinvent itself – and it may now have a unique opportunity to help do just that. The Small Business Revolution, an online series devoted to entrepreneurship, has named North Adams one of five finalists in their competition to give five hundred thousand dollars to a deserving city towards its downtown revitalization. Suzy Helme, Events Coordinator for the city of North Adams, and Julia Dixon, creative economy specialist and North Adams Public Arts Commission member, spoke with Carolee McGrath about this exciting opportunity for the city.

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