“If you think about what happens if you’re able to reinvigorate a community — what happens when you do that: You put more people on the tax rolls, more services and businesses develop, employment rates go up, people buy products and services. The overall economy is then thriving,” Casselberry said. “People have lost sight of that, if you lift someone up who is left behind, it doesn’t hurt you. The reality is, it helps you.”

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