Economic Development

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  • The job of the Economic Development Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings and stimulate investment in property. The Economic Development Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area's economic foundation to eventually make large-scale investment possible.

Design

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  • Design involves improving the downtown's image by improving its physical appearance- not just the appearance of buildings, but also of street lights, window displays, parking areas, signs, sidewalks, streetscapes, landscaping, promotional materials and all other elements that convey a visual message about what the downtown is and what it has to offer.

Organization

  • Committee Chair: Jeffry Harris

  • Organization involves getting everyone working towards the same goal and assembling the appropriate human and financial resources to implement a Main Street revitalization program. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of the volunteer-driven program. Volunteers are coordinated and supported by a paid Executive Director as well. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

Promotion

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  • Promotion involves marketing the downtown's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, tourists and others. Effective promotion creates a positive image of the downtown through retail promotional activity and special events utilizing the downtown as a stage area of community activities.

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