An arts organization that began 37 years ago around a kitchen table now drives this rural region's thriving creative community. While programming, live music and tourist attractions draw visitors, a growing slate of small businesses reap the rewards. It's a promising synthesis of economic development and cultural enrichment.
This innovative new tool helps municipalities turn vacant and crumbling properties into assets. In Dauphin County, the new Land Bank is developing homes and commercial spaces, and folding the profits into its next project.