Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Second edition of '13 Ways To Kill Your Community' launched today

The second edition of 13 Ways To Kill Your Community was launched today. The book, by Canadian journalists Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer, is described as "a book for those concerned about the future of their community and are looking for answers on how to find success."

Griffiths recently visited Craig and Moffatt counties in northwest Colorado, "to speak about his book and host a workshop with the community," Patrick Kelly reports for the Craig Daily Press. Local leaders have traveled to Edmonton, Alberta, today as part of the book launch. Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe "said the trip will help continue the conversation of how to achieve economic diversification as the city and county try to determine a specific project that will stimulate the regional economy." He told Kelly, "Now, we need to pick the project that’s going to help diversify our economy and start creating primary jobs.”

Doug Griffiths speaking in June
in Moffat County, Colorado
(Craig Daily Press photo by Patrick Kelly)
The book focuses on 13 ways to kill a community: Don't Have Quality Water; Don't Attract Business; Ignore Your Youth; Deceive Yourself About Your Real Needs or Values; Shop Elsewhere; Don't Paint; Don't Cooperate; Live in the Past; Ignore Your Seniors; Reject Everything New; Ignore Outsiders; Become Complacent; and Don't Take Responsibility.

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