Grow Your Business/Grow Your Community
For those new to the idea – the first place is where you live, the second where you work, the third where you choose to spend your time. The writer Deborah Ross does an exceptionally nice job of explaining why third place matters in writing about her small town Boulder Creek, CA at Bookview Cafe.
This is the kind of information that is most meaningful to me in understanding how real people use their communities. No economic development theory here, a working writer describes Boulder Creek, CA as the place she has chosen to make her first, second and third places.