Evart's Work Plan

Below you’ll find Evart Main Street’s 2021 Work Plan, highlighting what we will be focusing on in the upcoming year. Our work follows Main Street America’s Four Points of revitalization:

ECONOMIC VITALITY focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

DESIGN supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.

PROMOTION positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

ORGANIZATION involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

View our Master Plan here

Economic Vitality

Host informational webinars on starting and expanding businesses

  • When: Bimonthly
  • Cost: None
  • Create a new business start-up packet
  • When: By June 2021
  • Cost: None

Market and lease pop-up retail space at 211 N. Main

  • When: Ongoing
  • Cost: $100/annually

Sustain Farmers Market

  • When: Seasonal
  • Cost: $1,000/annually

Rebrand and market facade grant as Building Improvement Grant

  • When: By August 2021
  • Cost: Dependent on funding

Complete Redevelopment Ready Community application

  • When: By January 2021
  • Cost: None


Apply to Sustainable Built Environment Institute

  • When: By February 2021
  • Cost: $7,500

Submit grants for SBEI initiatives

  • Park benches, bike racks, and other pedestrian ideas from the SBEI process

Implement blight enforcement strategy with City

  • When: By June 2021
  • Cost: None

Acquire new building for redevelopment

  • When: By December 2021
  • Cost: $25,000 - $100,000


Develop new website

  • When: By February 2021
  • Cost: $200/annually

Send end-of-year donation request

Create weekly Facebook postings

Send twice-monthly newsletter

Send monthly updates to City Council

Establish merchandise for sale with a local vendor

Small Business Week event

  • When: November 2021
  • Cost: $500


  • Reevaluate committee structure
  • Support Board in identifying board gaps and developing applicant pool
  • Support Board in seating Board of Directors
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