The Power of Numbers: Main Street Data and Economic Impact
Many Main Street programs use the power of place to promote their community, but what about the power of numbers? In this session, move from qualifying your community's success to quantifying it. Learn how collecting data about everything from public/private improvements to marketing and promotions to clean-up activities can help you leverage more funding, attract investment, and grow your community. Pair this session with "The Intangible Power of Main Street" (just after this session) to make the case for your Main Street even stronger.
- Identify economic indicators to track and set up a database for collection and use/report generating
- Find other resources within their community for economic data collection and partners
- Use the data collected in narrative form to demonstrate success and program impact
Amy Seitz, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore, Md.
Capitalizing on the Power of Main Street
Monday, May 3, 2:00-3:15 p.m.