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Imagine living in a world where your small hometown is buzzing with activity. Old buildings in downtown are being converted to new office space, shops and restaurants. Specialty stores sell locally made products to customers across the state and around the world. People from larger cities are moving into your neighborhood and more communities are being built to serve the needs of retirees and older citizens. Traffic is picking up as small trucks frequently deliver packages to businesses and homes. Electric shuttles, vans and buses take some people to medical appointments, sporting events and concerts while others are walking to parks or riding bicycles on sidewalks and new trails. More people work from home because of access to high-speed communication, and local businesses serve customers through on-demand orders.

Your small hometown, along with many others, has become a popular destination to live, work and play.

Click on the following places to learn more about what the future may look like in each area.