On November 1, 3, and 4 in Wytheville, Culpeper, and Farmville, the fall edition of the Regional Rev Up promises to load your downtown revitalization kit with the tools you need to develop market-based revitalization strategies.
The business of Main Street is constantly evolving. New challenges and opportunities are always presenting themselves. If we know where to look, we can anticipate these changes and adapt to meet the new programmatic needs. Market awareness as to which businesses are opening and which are closing; the jobs that are being created and the jobs that are going away; buildings undergoing development and those waiting to be redeveloped is essential to understanding who is using your downtown and where the resources are best spent. It is imperative to know which metrics are important, how to track them and how to interpret and utilize the data.
Three regional trainings will center on how to understand market data for strategic focus and how to identify milestones to communicate forward momentum. Join the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Dr. John Accordino with VCU’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) to:
- Utilize the refreshed Main Street Approach and Transformation Strategies
- Learn how to apply market knowledge to revitalization strategy development
- Identify measurable outcomes that communicate revitalization progress
- Explore case studies that translate to real world application
Registration is free. Lunch will cost $15 and is only payable by cash on site at the event. Registration for each Rev Up session closes one week prior to the event, so register now to reserve your spot!
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