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Prosperous Communities, What Does It Take To Build Them?

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Luisa Handem

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In the 21st Century, a high quality of life in your hometown does not just happen, but requires visionary, strategic leadership – community leaders who work together to make things happen. Rural America Radio show host, Luisa Handem, interviews Dr. Mark Peterson, Director of Breakthrough Solutions Program, University of Arkansas, about factors that contribute to vibrant communities and places that attract families, visitors, retirees, and businesses alike. On May 19-20, 2010, the Breakthrough Solutions Program of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, in cooperation with Harrison C.O.R.E., organized a road trip titled “Creating Great Places” to four Arkansas communities: Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Russellville. You will learn what the tour revealed and how the breakthrough solutions’ approach and paradigm is helpful in today’s society.