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2019 DOWNTOWN FORUMS

The Iowa Downtown Resource Center will offer several downtown forums in July focusing 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 downtowns.

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

CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL DOWNTOWN

9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Networking

9:35
Introductions
Get to Know Your Downtown

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 p.m.
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. 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 – Parkersburg Civic Center (basement), 502 3rd St (north entrance)

Cherokee – Wednesday, July 24 – The Gathering Place, 207 W Main St 

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

To learn more:

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

 

 
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