Many small towns have public buildings that were build decades or even a century ago. These historical buildings were usually well constructed, but they often no longer fit the needs of the community. Libraries are a good example of this concept. They have changed over the past fifty years as...

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Small towns work hard to ensure their residents are happy, and they know keeping common areas beautiful is a must. Many small communities choose to invest in trees, bushes and flowers as part of their maintenance budgets. Planting is a way to control erosion, but it also enhances any road...

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Nothing convinces a business to move faster than bad roads. Companies often have heavy trucks delivering supplies, and their workers must use the same roads. Dips, holes and excessive maintenance tie up traffic. These factors often give companies an excuse to move, and they are wooed by communities with new...

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Towns begin to die when a large local company moves away or goes out of business. Many times, the town counted on their employer for the majority of work. People leave in search of employment, and those who are left often struggle to make a living. The only way to save this type of town is to find a new large employer or several small employers. Attracting new companies is not easy, and towns often find they must revitalize their community to attract new businesses.

Life is an endless series of days, and people often miss the fact their world is not as nice as it could be. Roads may have a few pot holds or dips, but people get used to driving around them. Parks and common areas might need new sidewalks and grass. People stop visiting them, and they forget after a while why this happened. It takes a strong will for a town to revitalize itself, but it can be done.