ECONOMIC VITALITY

Goal:  To strengthen and broaden the economic base of the Main Street district.

Economic Vitality Projects:

  • Support City’s Phase 2 for continued facade improvements.
  • Organized Available Buildings Tour in spring, 2018.
  • Java & Juice in Jefferson events since March 2017.
  • Support Small Business Development Center and Iowa Central Community College business workshops.
  • Challenge Grant applications for Sensibly Chic, Prairie Lakes AEA apt. and The Public House.
  • Recruitment Team training and involvement with prospects.
  • Open4Business competition entry each year.
  • New business incentive brochure for businesses locating in Main Street District.
  • Building and business inventory visits and updates.
  • Support City-acquired buildings in Main Street District with volunteer help.
  • Business After Hours events supporting Marketing and Social Media topics.
  • Assisted with Community Catalyst Grant application for The Forge in 2018.
  • Advanced Market Analysis and Top Prospect Survey.
  • RAGBRAI Impact Survey
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for 13 facades in 2017.
  • Celebration Stroll to celebrate CDBG completion.
  • Empty Building Tour in 2015.

 

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Calendar

August 2022

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  • "Whitcomb's War" Movie
  • Outdoor Concert: Martin McGinn
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  • Cruisin' to the Square
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  • Java & Juice at Junkyard Cafe/ Chitty Chitty Bean Bean
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  • Ribbon Cutting at Warm Wishes (corner by Sierra Theater)
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  • Outdoor Concert: Paul Christian
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  • Iowa's Lost History of the Titanic Presentation
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  • Ribbon Cutting at Chitty Chitty Bean Bean