Tag Archives: Economic Development

Main Street Now Conference

Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals for three exciting days of education sessions, mobile tours, special events, and plenty of opportunities for exploring all the great things Pittsburgh and the surrounding area has to offer. Attendees will explore how Main Streets can position themselves at the forefront of the new economy, dive into the critical intersection of health and place, discover how commercial districts can be drivers of equity and inclusion, and more. Learn more and register... Read more

Better Planning Through Better Data: A Closer Look at the StatsAmerica Innovation Index 2.0

​Join the NADO Research Foundation and the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) for a free webinar that will take a closer look at the Innovation Index 2.0, a new web index from StatsAmerica funded with support from the US Economic Development Administration. The Innovation Index 2.0 is a free web resource that can give economic development practitioners and regional leaders the ability to assess their region’s economic strengths and challenges and also provide valuable data that can utilized when writing... Read more

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

Less than three years since the Green Line opened, it has smashed ridership forecasts by almost 50 percent and helped to revitalize stretches of University Avenue, an aging, formerly car-dominated thoroughfare, as new businesses open near the stations and longtime businesses attract new customers. Transit-dependent low-income and working-class people are commuting to jobs across the metro area, while new housing for professionals is springing up in an old industrial area. And the Twin Cities aren’t done. Read more... Read more

The Place Value Economy: The Role of Outdoor Recreation in Creating Great Places

​This Community Builders webinar will explore the role of outdoor recreation as a tool for improving quality of life and local economies. Following an introduction to the findings in their Place Value study, which examines the relationships between community amenities and economic activity, a panel will discuss strategies for leveraging outdoor recreation for economic development at the state and local level. Register now... Read more

Housing Market Revival is Key to Detroit’s Economic Recovery

A healthy housing market builds current residents’ wealth, attracts new residents, stabilizes neighborhoods, and generates revenue for local government. Although Detroit’s housing market has been plagued by weak demand, an oversupply of aging and dilapidated housing stock, and a lack of sufficient income and access to capital for potential homebuyers, emerging trends and innovative practices are moving the city toward greater economic recovery. Read more... Read more

Outdoor Recreation and the Local Economy

Communities nationwide are seeking news ways to leverage their outdoor recreation amenities to stimulate and grow their local economies. In addition to their social, environmental, and physical benefits, trails, parks, and other natural features offer Main Streets myriad opportunities for new investment and sustainable economic growth. Join this Main Street America webinar how communities can realize the potential of their outdoor recreation amenities for economic development. Register now... Read more

Secrets of Successful Communities

​Ed McMahon, chairman of the National Main Street Center board, discusses the common characteristics of successful communities. Communities with visions are going to be more successful than communities without a plan, he said, noting the importance of having a vision for the future that is aligned with the community’s assets. Read more... Read more
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