Urban Forum 2008: Neighborhood Economic Development and Commercial Revitalization Conference

Urban Forum 2008: Neighborhood Economic Development and Commercial Revitalization Conference

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Commercial Markets Advisory Services and Indianapolis LISC would like to invite you to attend Urban Forum 2008, taking place April 28th-30th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gather with well over four hundred decision-makers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and share your diverse and unique perspectives on neighborhood commercial revitalization. Build a network of peers, experts, retailers, and developers while taking advantage of educational sessions and tours.

• Participate in sessions and facilitated conversations focused on financing and managing commercial revitalization and development

• Interact with urban retail experts-the practitioners, developers, and retailers realizing change in their communities.

• Engage with retail attraction experts who can help you effectively analyze, market, and promote your community.

• Learn ways to capitalize on the history, culture, and architecture of your neighborhood.

This year will be better than ever. We have added more intermediate and advanced level sessions to satisfy the needs of skilled practitioners. There are two new tracks focused on retail attraction and retention, as well as tracks on commercial and mixed-use development.

Conference Highlights
• Targeted Expertise. High-energy professional development sessions, interactive skill-building workshops, and dynamic keynote presentations tailored to the unique needs and makeup of the urban commercial revitalization community.
• Vendor Marketplace. Representatives from financial institutions, consultants, nonprofit organizations and government agencies will occupy twenty exhibitor booths, where attendees can gain exposure to new tools and resources.
• Theory in Action. Tour successful CDC projects supported by Indianapolis LISC's FOstering Commercial Urban Strategies (FOCUS) program. FOCUS seeks to bring prosperous commercial development to local neighborhoods.
• Networking. Plentiful opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with hundreds of community and commercial development professionals from across the nation.
• One-on-One Consulting. Free consultations from MetroEdge, the Commercial Markets Service Service's (CMAS) in-house market research and analysis team. Email [email protected] for more information.

Come away with a deeper knowledge of current commercial revitalization issues. Discover ways to implement proven methods and strategies for reinvigorating commercial corridors. We hope to see you there! Register before February 29th to receive the early bird rate of $300 for individuals. View our brochure or website for more details.

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For more information contact:

Alnisha Maniaci
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York
New York 10018

Phone: 2124559811
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.liscurbanforum.org

Posted February 8, 2008

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