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Greg Tehven: Business, Local Community and Love

Greg Tehven: Business, Local Community and Love

May 11, 2020-- "I think we have to love our sense of place, and champion the heck out of it", says Greg Tehven, who is turning the world of economic development on its head, and inviting people to build the communities they want to live in. Confronted with the business failings of his beloved hometown of Fargo, North Dakota, he asked himself what the community could offer to the public that would help get it back on its feet. An unexpected answer surfaced, based on the city's small population and open spaces: drones. Fargo now hosts an annual drone conference attracting attendees from around the world. The town has quickly become an appealing city for college graduates, business leaders, and tech enthusiasts. Co-founder of Emerging Prairie, curator of TEDx Fargo, and host of a burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem, Tehven is changing what it means to harness the power of our communities, and improve the human condition. (1636 reads)

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Take ActionIn this potent time we are living through, consider committing strongly to the support of local businesses, whether a baker, a hardware store, or a local farmer's market. How have they been affected by the lockdown, and what can you do to get them back on their feet?

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