National Main Street Institute October 14-17, 2008

National Main Street Institute October 14-17, 2008

National Trust for Historic Preservation National Main Street Center

Main Street Basic Training: October 14-17, 2008 - Registration is now open!

Find out how to combine historic preservation with economic development in your commercial district during this intensive, four-day training, which covers each of the four components of Main Street Four Point Approach™.

Economic Restructuring - economic forces affecting main street, retail market analysis, business retention and recruitment, real estate development.

Design - basics of architectural style, façade rehabilitation, streetscape improvements, business appearance, design incentives.

Organization - establishing and structuring an organization, drafting a work plan, raising funds, managing volunteers.

Promotion - defining and marketing Main Street's image, understanding the three categories of promotions, organizing and implementing promotional events.

Who should attend?

Main Street Basic Training is for anyone interested in learning about commercial district revitalization: new Main Street directors and board members, urban planners, chamber executives, economic development professionals, community development corporation directors, and anyone concerned about improving the health of downtowns or neighborhood business districts.

For Questions or to register:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 588-6219

Posted September 15, 2008

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