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Virginia Main Street Regional Rev Up:
Start With "Why": Creating Purpose-Driven Special Events
October 24, 26 and November 8, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
October 24 – Southwestern Region
St. Paul, Virginia
October 26 – Southern Region
November 8 – Northern Region
Business Booster: Recruitment and Retention Tactics for a Vibrant Downtown
Monday October 2, 2017 • Noon to 1:00 p.m.
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 attracting new ones to your commercial district. Learn from Matt Wagner, Ph.D., VP of Revitalization Programs at the National Main Street Center in Chicago.
The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program that follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ developed by the National Trust Main Street Center. Virginia Main Street offers a range of services and assistance to communities interested in revitalizing their historic commercial districts. While the program was designed to address the need for revitalization and on-going management of smaller to mid-sized downtowns, aspects of the Main Street Approach™ may be applied successfully in other commercial settings.
As resources allow, Virginia Main Street holds a competitive application period for historic commercial districts who wish to become Designated Virginia Main Street Communities. While VMS is not accepting applications at this time, VMS is always looking to work with any historic commercial district, regardless of their size and location.
All historic commercial districts that are interested in using the Main Street Four Point ApproachTM are eligible to become DHCD Commercial District Affiliate Partners.
- Virginia Main Street Program Guide
- 30 Years of Impact: How the Main Street program has revitalized Virginia communities
- Designated Virginia Main Street Communities
- DHCD Commercial District Affiliate Application
- VMS blog
- VMS Travel Guide
- Visit Main Street
- Revitalization Resources
- 2018 Downtown Investment Grant Manual (Application deadline March 10, 2017)
- 2018 Financial Feasibility Grant Manual (Open submission until funds are exhausted)