We’ve all heard of creative ways to make money, but some towns have taken it a step further. From renaming themselves after big businesses and selling landmarks as NFTs, to advertising on fire trucks and police cars — these 15 unconventional moves by cash-strapped cities prove that desperate times call for innovative measures!
From Corpus Christi’s water crisis with ExxonMobil in Texas, Kimberley becoming the Bavarian town of the Rockies in Canada, or Júzcar turning blue for The Smurfs 3D movie; Cannes auctioning off its iconic landmarks as Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) or Clark changing their name from Texas to DISH — you might not believe what lengths people will go through just to get extra bucks!
We’ll also explore how American Electric Power bought out an entire town due Chicago looking into corporate sponsorships, while Halfway, Oregon changed its name temporarily… to Half.com? So buckle up, because we’re about to take a wild ride exploring fifteen bizarre things towns have done for extra cash!
"Google" for a month? Topeka, Kansas had an unconventional plan.