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Reimagining Rural: Green Building Boosts Economy in Howard, South Dakota

EPA Smart Growth Webinar — On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 3:00-4:00 Eastern, please join EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities, Kathy Callies, Acting President of the Rural Learning Center (RLC), and Randy Parry, RLC's former President, to learn how Howard, SD, a community of 850 residents, came together to revitalize its local economy. The community's vision and drive resulted in construction of the LEED Platinum Maroney Commons, which includes a restaurant, hotel, fitness center, and conference center that serves as a training center for the region on green jobs and rural health care. The webinar will include a discussion of what other communities can learn from Howard's experience.

Maroney Commons is the 2011 winner of EPA's National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in the category of Rural Smart Growth. Learn more about Howard's story at http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards/sg_awards_publication_2011.htm#rural_growth.

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