Thriving and Declining Communities


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Thriving and Declining Communities
Arkansas is home to 500 unique municipalities that make Arkansas a desirable place to live. Many cities are thriving in tough economic times while others are deteriorating. Successful community development requires strong support, and the presence and establishment of Central Business Improvement Districts (CBID) are proven to have a positive impact on development. Two cities in Arkansas, Fort Smith and West Memphis.
A CBID is defined as “self-help ventures organized by property owners and local governments to identify and develop defined areas of cities where a more successful and profitable business climate is needed” (Williams 21). These districts were born of a need to attract businesses to downtown...
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