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.
Host informational webinars on starting and expanding businesses
Market and lease pop-up retail space at 211 N. Main
Sustain Farmers Market
Rebrand and market facade grant as Building Improvement Grant
Complete Redevelopment Ready Community application
Apply to Sustainable Built Environment Institute
Submit grants for SBEI initiatives
Implement blight enforcement strategy with City
Acquire new building for redevelopment
Develop new website
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