Economic Restructuring Committee

Strengthens our community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. This is accomplished by retaining and expanding successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, sharpening the competitiveness and merchandising skills of business owners, and attracting new businesses that the market can support. Converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property also helps boost the profitability of the district. The goal is to build a commercial district that responds to the needs of today’s consumers.

Join the Economic Restructuring Committee

Members of the Economic Restructuring committee are primarily responsible for identifying new market opportunities, strengthen existing businesses and recruit new ones, finding new uses for historic buildings, developing financial incentives and capital for building rehabs and business development, and monitoring the economic performance of the downtown.

Major Activities
  • Learn about the Market and Identify Opportunities
  • Strengthen Existing Businesses
  • Find New Economic Uses for Buildings Downtown
  • Encourage Investment in Downtown Businesses and Buildings
  • Monitor Economic Performance
Likely Candidates
  • Downtown merchants
  • Bankers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Community and Economic Developers
  • Chamber of Commerce officials
  • Downtown property owners
  • Sales people
  • Commit to at least one year of service
  • Work 3 to 5 hours a month
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Read selected orientation materials
  • Learn the Main Street approach
  • Recruit/orient new members
  • Prepare in advance for meetings
  • Cooperatively draft an annual plan