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    Hello from North Carolina's Central Park

    Hi all -- I'm a new member working with an interesting outfit here in North Carolina's piedmont. We cover an 8 county rural area marked by lots of small towns, a national forest, and farms.

    My interest in this forum started from my work with the small towns. In the last decade all the major mills and factories in this area shut down resulting in the complete decimation of the local economies. In many instances the factories were underwriting the costs of enormous water and sewer infrastructure. Now that the factories are gone and the tax base has dwindled to nothing the towns are stuck with enormous infrastructure costs with noone to pay.

    So ... our towns are financially broke but need massive revitalization. Our organization facilitates volunteer operations and supplants town initiatives by writing grants and organizing efforts. Lots of need, lots of work to be done, and we need all the help we can get. From what I've seen so far it looks like cyburbia can help us with some technical hurdles and broaden our access to creativite thinking about small towns.

    Happy to be here.

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    Greetings from the right shore of the Ohio River, in the Hoosier State, where it remains dry, dry, dry.

    Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you. I'm sure you'll find lots to assist you here at Cyburbia.

    Thanks for registering and feel free to jump in (the forums, not the river).

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    Welcome from the Queen City of the Rockies, under the Big Sky, in the Last Best Place.

    Sounds like you have an interesting jurisdiction.

    Mine is mainly rural, but most planning activity occurs within a dozen miles or so of the city of Helena. We have a few unincorporated towns, but not a lot of activity from them.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Greetings from the right shore of the Ohio River, in the Hoosier State,....
    What he said just further west and down river.
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    Welcome from NW Ohio.

    Best of luck with your local issues. The good people at this forum can probably provide some direction.

    We look forward to your posts.

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    Welcome from San Francisco!

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    Wow, you have a full plate.

    Welcome from the Florida panhandle.

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    Howdy from Georgia.
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    Welcome from a grad of UNC Greensboro
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    Hello from Philly!

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    Hello, from Irving, TX!
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    welcome from downeast Maine!

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