CEDIK Summer Interns Begin Inventory of Downtown Manchester, Kentucky
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CEDIK Summer Interns Begin Inventory of Downtown Manchester, Kentucky

By Ryan Sandwick, Community Design Specialist Introduction As part of CEDIK’s larger Downtown Revitalization Project this summer, our community design specialist, Ryan Sandwick, is leading an intern cohort in Manchester, KY. Consisting of 4 multi-disciplinary interns this effort has been specifically tailored for Manchester, where the students will study the city’s built and natural environments … Continue reading

The 3 Key Questions to Ask Business Owners in Your Community
Entrepreneurship / Main Street / Small Businesses

The 3 Key Questions to Ask Business Owners in Your Community

By Luke Ramsay, CEDIK Economic Development Extension Specialist The Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE) is….a mouthful. However, when it’s boiled down to its most basic components, BRE is a way for communities to engage their businesses in an approach that leads to growth and stability. Simple as that. Usually, we think about BRE as … Continue reading

Recap of Winter ‘18 Downtown Revitalization Convening in Barbourville, Kentucky
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Recap of Winter ‘18 Downtown Revitalization Convening in Barbourville, Kentucky

By Shane Barton, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator On Tuesday, March 6th Promise Zone Downtown Revitalization partners and stakeholders came together for the Winter 2018 quarterly convening hosted in Barbourville at the Knox County Extension Office.  This convening follows the previous one hosted in Harlan, KY and again provided a dedicated space and time for downtown collaboration … Continue reading

Chalk and Talk: Next Time I Come to Whitesburg…
Main Street / Resources / Youth

Chalk and Talk: Next Time I Come to Whitesburg…

By Ryan Sandwick, CEDIK Community Design Specialist There is no better way to learn about a community than to immerse yourself in it, and this weekend CEDIK’s Community Design/Downtown Engagement team did just that in Whitesburg, Kentucky. If you were in Whitesburg you may have seen us there with our portable chalkboards and wondered what … Continue reading