Our Top Stories from Iron Range Week

from the Strong Towns 101 series

from the Strong Towns 101 series

Here are the most popular posts from Iron Range Week at Strong Towns:

Strong Towns 101: Walmart or Smallmart?

Charles Marohn, May 16, 2016

This was part of a series in which we explored key Strong Towns concepts in the context of the Iron Range. We took a basic look at financial productivity applied to the Iron Range community of Grand Rapids.

Strong Towns 101: Productive Building Types

Charles Marohn, May 17, 2016

Another article in the Strong Towns 101 series, which showed how different approaches to building produce very different financial results that can be easily measured and contrasted.

Moxie, a Local Clothing Store with a Mission

Rachel Quednau, May 17, 2016

Suzanne Rian is the owner of Moxie, a clothing boutique in Hibbing, MN. She started the store eight years ago, during the 2008 recession, and has since watched her store blossom into a strong local business. This interview was part of a series of profiles on local Iron Range leaders.

Looking at Iron Range Communities with New Eyes

Aaron Brown, May 17, 2016

Iron Range writer and resident, Aaron Brown wrote a guest post this week, in which he asked: When all the frontiers have been conquered, and industrial growth stagnates, what is left? The new frontier is not at the edge of towns like Coleraine, it’s right on top.

Strong Towns 101: Risk and Reward

Charles Marohn, May 19, 2016

Another piece in our Strong Towns 101 series, showing that not only do small downtown shops provide a higher rate of tax revenue than big box stores; they're also a much lower risk investment for the community.

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