Moderated by Rick Badie
What are the essential ingredients to a successful downtown? People, jobs, culture and history, among other factors, according to a guest writer who challenges the state to make its downtowns relevant. The other writer explains “I’m In,” a national campaign with Atlanta ties that wants to increase the role of women and minorities in medical clinical trials.
Downtowns hold high value
By Danny Bivins
Wouldn’t it be silly for a person to walk out into a backyard expecting to see tomato plants in full bloom with ripe fruit, without having ever touched a shovel, planted a seed, watered, weeded or tended the ground? This scenario is highly unlikely. Yet, we can apply this hypothetical scene to how most Georgians view downtowns.