Economic Impact Track

economic-development

Sunday, May 18

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM: "Deep Dive" Workshop
•  Save Energy and Prosper on Main Street

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM: "Deep Dive" Workshop
Tapping Federal Financial Incentives to Support Rehabilitations

Introduction to the Main Street Approach 
• 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Overview: Economic Restructuring

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Crash Courses
Narrowing Roads, Expanding Economy

Monday, May 19

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Morning Session
10 years of Excellence: The Economic Impact of Main Street in Michigan

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Classroom Sessions
Main Street and Regional Food System Development

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Classroom Sessions
Homegrown: Tools of Transformation 
Preventing Commercial Gentrification and Business Displacement
More Than Stores

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Crash Courses
VACANT Lansing. Expect Nothing; Gain Everything
Rightsizing Big Data: Finding Numbers That Sell Your Downtown

Tuesday, May 20

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: "Deep Dive" Workshop
Historic Real Estate Finance: Making Development Happen

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Classroom Sessions
Measuring and Marketing Retail Establishments

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Classroom Sessions
Vacancy? Operation Increase Occupancy
Main Street Makeover - Surviving & Thriving During Construction

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Crash Courses
Tracking Results and Demonstrating Impact: A Canadian Perspective

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Crash Courses
• Maximizing and Monetizing Cultural Resources
Crowdfunding for Real Estate: The Impact of Local Investment on Economic Development
Revitalizing Main Street with Tax Credits