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15Mar2017

CTIP NEWSLETTER: ‘Smallest Town in America’ Has an Enormous Budget Problem

“The smallest town in America,” Buford, Wyoming, based on population, is having money troubles.

Buford is owned by a Vietnamese businessman, Nguyen Dinh Pham, who bought the town in 2012 for $900,000 in order to market his specialty coffee to Americans. Jason Hirsch began leasing the town from Pham in 2015. Hirsch acts as the town manager, town sanitation team, town handyman, town spokesman and convenience store operator. But his lease is up in December and Hirsch says that while he’s interested in renewing it, he’d need different terms that relieve him of some financial obligations.

It’s a week by week thing right now,” said Hirsch, “It depends on whether Ican make the bills.” Source: Casper Star-Tribune

  • 15 Mar, 2017
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