Artists bring in the hip and new

DSC00630This is an oldie, but a goodie. I ran across an article published in 2007 by Bloomberg Businessweek called “Bohemian Today, High-Rent Tomorrow.” It’s about how artists often move into low-rent, run-down neighborhoods because they can afford the rent and, artists being artists, they set about improving these places until they become desirable locations for further economic development. The article doesn’t seem to go into what happens to the artists once a neighborhood becomes high-rent. Presumably, some of them are priced out of the neighborhoods they helped build and end up moving on to new dilapidated digs.

What does this have to do with Little Falls? The community has a number of artists who might have economic development ideas. Perhaps we should tap them for ideas.