Video Highlights: Virginia Main Street Merit Awards

At the closing luncheon of Downtown Intersections—the gathering of Virginia’s Main Street and downtown revitalization network—eight awards marked the best of the year. Erik Johnston, director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development presented the awards, noting the power of collaborative effort toward in creating places that attract investment and people. Short videos—each … More Video Highlights: Virginia Main Street Merit Awards

How well is your loan fund rotating? Upcoming events feature resources, strategies and networks

Revolving loan funds are a key tool for business district revitalization. They can provide crucial gap financing, especially when the investment doesn’t meet the equity requirements of commercial financing or when a lower interest rate is needed to make the project work. Those conditions apply to a good percentage of start-up businesses and projects involving historic … More How well is your loan fund rotating? Upcoming events feature resources, strategies and networks

Watch, Learn, and Lead: A Virginia Main Street Primer

Let’s face it, creating a thriving downtown is no small task. To achieve this, you need a strategic, outcome-oriented revitalization approach – the Main Street Approach. Whether you’re a new Main Street program manager, returning volunteer, or experienced municipal leader that needs a refresher, a Main Street Approach basic training will ensure you have the … More Watch, Learn, and Lead: A Virginia Main Street Primer

Take Your Business to the Next Level with Lean Canvas

Are you an entrepreneur looking to take your business idea to the next level? Register now to attend one of six Lean Canvas workshops, presented by Dale Fickett of RVA Works, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Main Street program and hosting localities. This day-long session on the Lean Canvas method … More Take Your Business to the Next Level with Lean Canvas