This month’s episode features John Newby, who writes a weekly syndicated column titled “Building Main Street, Not Wall Street” and community development approach he calls “Truly Local,” as well as Sarah James, a repeat guest who is a local entrepreneur and community activist in Granby, Missouri. 

These two guests are passionate about the possibilities in rural areas and have some great advice for rural areas, no matter your size.  Check out this episode and the resources below mentioned on this podcast.


Truly Local Website

Building Main Street, Not Wall Street Columns 

John Newby’s email address

Grow Granby Facebook Page

Hello Sunshine Facebook Page

Hello Sunshine Webpage 



13 Ways to Kill Your Community 



13 Ways Podcast

Community Development Institute (CDI) at University of Central Arkansas 

Develop This Community and Economic Development

Strong Towns

The Bottom Up Revolution 

Go Cultivate