Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Restore Your Economy - Events Calendar


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August 24, 2017

Reinvigorating Downtown: Strategies to Drive Traffic Post-Disaster

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Downtown is the heart of many communities. It is the local gathering spot, the place to shop local, and the place to be part of the community. When a disaster strikes downtown, citizens can feel disconnected or lost. Returning downtown into a thriving center of activity is an essential part of the recovery. Come along with us in August as IEDC explores the ins and outs of rebuilding post-disaster and driving traffic into impacted downtowns.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

• What to consider when rebuilding downtown
• How to create an inviting atmosphere for locals and visitors to downtown
• How communities have been successful at creating a thriving downtown post-disaster

 

Date: August 24, 2017

September 14, 2017

Retail Boomtowns: Creating an Atmosphere for Retail Attraction

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET

In a rural region, a thriving retail sector is a phenomenal asset, bringing in both people and tax revenues. Though many national retailers gravitate towards larger cities, with the right strategies, small communities also can earn their attention and investment. Discover how your community can lay the groundwork for retail attraction and creatively tell its story to gain the interest of local, regional and national firms, growing both employment opportunities and the tax base.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

• Use data and visuals to tell your community’s retail story
• Create programs to encourage local and regional retailers to open stores
• Learn how other small communities have become retail hubs and identify replicable strategies

 

Date: September 14, 2017