Despite conventional folk wisdom, small towns do have a future, and can succeed, said Milan Wall, a leadership and economic development consultant.
Wall, founder of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development, gave a presentation Tuesday on the “Six myths about the future of small towns” to about 50 area Tucumcari residents.
The success of small communities is directly linked to its leadership, said Wall, who is also co-director of the center.
“A key to success is ‘what do you do with what you have,'” Wall said. “Our main purpose here is to help your community look at the assets already in place to help Tucumcari build stronger economic days.”
Some of the myths Wall covered, included “towns that are too small have no future.”
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