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Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times.

A new episode every other week.

Brought to you by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

Host, producer, music: Ben Brown. 

Mar 20, 2018

How do dogs figure into economic development? It's no joke. Ask the analysts who take economic vitals from man's best friend. Ask the industries that profit majorly from pet ownership. Or ask the Town of Benson, which em-barked on a dog-focused project to fetch economic bone-efits.

Quartz piece connecting dogs and economic development - https://qz.com/26579/the-dog-index-what-mans-best-friend-tells-us-about-global-economic-development/

Dog elected mayor - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/dog-mayor-minnesota-cormorant-duke-lassie-a7205801.html

Another dog elected mayor - https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/26/dog-elected-mayor-of-kentucky-town-for-a-fourth-term/23002533/

Benson profile, Southern City magazine - https://www.nclm.org/resourcelibrary/Shared%20Documents/Southern%20City/JanFeb2017.pdf