For years, small-town stores have been shuttered by the likes of Walmart and Dollar General. Now communities are finding clever ways to fight back.
Independent home-improvement suppliers are defying the gloomy retail environment and making their mark on Main Street.
Bryce Butler of Access Ventures in Louisville uses “venture philanthropy” to invest in his community.
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