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Ilana Preuss

Washington, D.C. U.S.A

Founder and CEO of Recast City

Ilana Preuss is the founder and CEO of Recast City, working with local leaders, real estate developers, and civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale producers into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is also the creator of the Recast Leaders program. Passionate about making great places, Preuss views small-scale manufacturers as a missing piece in real estate and economic development efforts. She is the author of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing. A public speaker on entrepreneurship, downtown reinvestment, small-manufacturing growth, and equitable economic opportunity, her TEDx talk is “The Economic Power of Great Places.”