Macon’s rich heritage sounds so much like that of Asbury Park. This is a great story of how placemaking in Macon had been initiated and created by groups outside of government, and is now bringing those strategies in-house.
From native American history to the birthplace of great American music, Macon, Georgia, has a rich heritage. City leaders have witnessed the positive returns of a place-based approach to economic development, but those efforts have largely originated outside of government. Macon’s Amazing Place leadership team of mostly elected officials wants to learn more about bringing those same strategies in-house.