On October 2, 12 – 1 p.m., Virginia Main Street is offering a free webinar focused on encouraging business growth in your downtown and helping existing businesses keep their doors open.
One of the of the primary responsibilities of a Main Street program is to boost the economic growth of the business district. With the rise of online shopping and convenient apps, where do you put the attention and resources to make downtown the first choice for shopping and dining? As competition increases to capture spending, it is critical that your program understand its competitive advantages and develop targeted strategies for a sustainable retail base in downtown.
Check out this free webinar to help your Main Street program move from identifying unique market opportunities to developing resources and tools that form the foundation for growing existing businesses and attraction new ones to your commercial district.
About the speaker:
Matt Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs, National Main Street Center
Matt Wagner has more than 20 years of non-profit management experience in downtown development, entrepreneurship, and tech-based development. At the National Main Street Center, Matt is leading the launch of the renewed and re-imagined Four Point Approach, as well as helping the Center reach new communities with this refreshed framework. Overseeing the Field Services team, Matt also leads the Center’s efforts to expand technical service offerings, and offer preservation-based economic revitalization services directly to communities.