The learning objectives for this session were:
1. Participants will learn who uses long-distance rail trails, how they decide where to live, work and play, and how this relates to preservation.
2. Participants will see examples of how the Main Street approach can be applied in Trail Towns to achieve community and economic development benefits.
3. Participants will learn how supporting heritage tourism is essential to community sustainability & encourages entrepreneurship & catalyzes revitalization.
4. Participants will discuss how the Trail Town Program might improve community engagement in using preservation as an economic development tool.