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Turn This Town Around

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“Turn This Town Around is joint focus of the West Virginia Community Development Hub, West Virginia Focus and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The goal is to help towns in the state turn things around and once again become vibrant communities.”

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“ ‘Here in West Virginia, we are really, really proud of our ability to survive all sorts of challenges and adversarial situations, whether it’s floods or declining population or the railroad closing or whatever it is. We are really proud of our ability to survive. I’m going to challenge you to quit being proud of surviving. Start being proud of thriving.’ ” — Kent Spellman, executive director of the West Virginia Community Development Hub

The “Turn This Town Around” program is inactive, but has been replaced by other programs of the the WV Community Development Hub.

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    “Turn This Town Around”

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“Members of the WV Community Development Hub and others talk about the processes used to help small towns revitalize themselves.”

(26:51/2015/WVPublicBroadcasting)


    “Turn This Town Around” on “The Legislature Today”

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“Hear from the West Virginia Community Delevopment Hub’s Kent Spellman, Nikki Bowman of West Virginia Focus and more about Turn This Town Around.” (9:36/2015/WVPublicBroadcasting)

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