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2019 DOWNTOWN FORUMS

The Iowa Downtown Resource Center will offer several downtown forums in July that will focus on the characteristics of a successful downtown.

The day will include a self-assessment tool and discussion topics in five major areas – characteristics that contribute to the success of a downtown. There will also be an overview of programs and grant opportunities for your downtown.

Attendees will have an opportunity to share their experiences relating to the downtown forum discussion and communicate with other community leaders the exciting things occurring in their commercial districts.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL DOWNTOWN

9:00 AM
Coffee and Networking

9:35
Introductions
Get to Know Your Downtowns

10:00
Assessing Your Downtown

10:45
Resources:  Learn about Programs and Grant Opportunities for Your Downtown

11:45
Downtown Tour & Lunch on your own (groups encouraged)

1:15 PM
Discussion Topic:  Cool Environment

1:45
Discussion Topic:  The Place to Go!

2:15
Break

2:30
Discussion Topic:  Well Maintained Historic Buildings

3:00
Discussion Topic:  A Thriving and Diverse Business Community

3:30
Discussion Topic:  People Live Downtown

4:00
Adjourn                  

CLICK HERE to register for a location close to you.  Downtown Forums are FREE to attend. Registration is required.

Sigourney – Tuesday, July 16 - City Hall, 100 N Main St

Audubon – Wednesday, July 17 – Library Cultural Center, 401 N Park Pl

Parkersburg – Tuesday, July 23 – Location TBD

Cherokee – Wednesday, July 24 – Location TBD

The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) Downtown Resource Center assists communities around the state in revitalizing their downtowns and commercial districts. Be sure to register for the Iowa Downtown Resource, the state’s downtown revitalization newsletter.

Questions

Jim Engle, Director - Iowa Downtown Resource Center
Office: 515.348.6180  |  Mobile: 515.360.1674
james.engle@iowaeda.com

 

 
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Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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