It's a good rule of thumb, when dealing with people who come from different backgrounds, to approach every situation in a neutral manner, leaving biases out of the mix.
If you want to change your community and see growth in your local economy, it's a bad idea to put yourself on a pedestal for the world to see, showcasing your worldly wealth when the people around you may not be as fortunate.
Perhaps the change you wish to see in your community filled with empty buildings and trailers you wish weren't here, is a change within yourself.
We are all here for the same thing regardless of where we live, how much we make an hour and what car we drive.
We are a community. We need to get beyond the superficial issues that separate us and focus on the goal of reviving our tired town.