[First, let us apologize for the poor audio quality on this episode. We went back and forth on whether to publish, but the content from Kennedy was too good not to push out. But, we are sorry we could not get it any better.]

Kennedy Smith is one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial district revitalization, downtown economics, and independent business development. Her work with the CLUE Group has been nothing short of revolutionary. She continues to explore how important commercial downtowns can be for communities. Her wisdom goes deeply into how important small business support is and why downtowns are vital.