2018 was a busy year in Virginia Main Street’s Designated Communities! The State Coordinating program held eleven (11) training events with more than six-hundred and seventy-five (675) attendees – from Bristol to Blackstone, Warrenton to Gloucester – we covered the state and then some. Check out our 2018 Annual Report for the full picture of … More Virginia Main Street 2018 Annual Report
Register now to attend Downtown Intersections, presented by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development‘s Virginia Main Street Program, in partnership with the Downtown Lynchburg Association and the city of Lynchburg. This event promises a packed schedule full of sessions spanning topics geared toward economic vitality and design, as well as a practitioner’s studio … More Downtown Intersections: Early Bird Registration Now Open!
This program is a day-long session designed to introduce the principles and implementation mechanisms behind neighborhood-based development projects. We offer specialized training on how to develop small residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties (1-3 story buildings with less than 20 units). The course assumes participants know a lot about where they live, but not necessarily about … More Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop
What will your downtown be like in 10-15 years? Is that future bright? The most successful towns understand they must nurture that community core to make it happen. On May 14, from noon-1 p.m., Virginia Main Street is offering a free webinar on the basics of the Main Street Approach for preservation-based downtown revitalization, which … More Webinar – What is Main Street?: A Strategic, Outcome-oriented Revitalization Strategy
With spring upon us, the thoughts of many Main Street board members, directors, coordinators and managers turn to board development (right?). First – plan. Think about “How to Build the Board You Want.” Second – ask questions. “How do we identify and recruit the right members?” Do we have a finance guru? Marketing expertise? Community … More Build a Better Board, Be a Better Board
Since 2015, 24 communities have participated in DHCD’s Community Business Launch (CBL) program and launched new or expanded businesses in a targeted district of their choice. A systems approach to asset-based, small-business economic development, the CBL program helps communities identify their unique assets and fill vacant storefronts with businesses that best attract and serve its … More Community Business Launch – Jump Start Your Downtown!
The town of Pulaski is excited to partner with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to host Revitalization Revival: A Big Tent Approach to Preservation on May 1-2, 2019, in Historic Downtown Pulaski. Revitalization Revival will bring together local government leaders, community members, historic property owners and investors to share ideas and learn about the opportunities and … More Pulaski Invites You to Revitalization Revival