Ilana Preuss, Founder | Recast City LLC
BOLD STEPS IN THE MAKER CITY
Knoxville intends to be THE Maker City and Ilana Preuss, Founder of Recast City, will be leading the discussion on strategies to make that happen.
Small-scale manufacturing businesses, whether a brewery, a woodworking studio, or a chocolate shop, are the drivers of the revitalization of cities. Look around downtown and beyond, you see old warehouses transformed into modern workspaces and wholesaling hubs.
Ever thought about taking your homemade products to the next level? Have questions about how your studio or workshop can grow in this evolving landscape of Knoxville?
Don’t miss this 10:15am at The Maker City Summit to hear how cities across the country are investing in the Makers in their community, and how we can apply these best practices in Knoxville.
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Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a consulting firm that works with real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate manufacturing space for small-scale producers into development projects and local economic development. She is passionate about making great places and sees that small-scale manufacturers are a missing piece in today’s mixed-use development and neighborhood reinvestment.
Through her work at Recast City, Ms. Preuss works with business leaders to understand the local small-scale manufacturing sector, discover the potential to enhance real estate development, and tap state and federal resources for support. She works with real estate developers to integrate small-scale manufacturing businesses into new and rehab products to increase a project’s value and draw people to the target neighborhood.