Virginia Main Street Rev Up Downtown Business Resiliency: Pivoting with Small-Scale Production Post-COVID

Workshops and Webinars
10/20/2020 9:30 am to 10/20/2020 1:30 pm

Event Description

The COVID pandemic introduced a convergence of trends that will have lasting impacts on downtown’s business mix and opportunities to address vacancies. At the intersection of those trends lay anticipated changes in the use and function of our downtowns.

While an opportunity pre-COVID, small-scale production, or maker businesses, will accelerate as a powerful opportunity to cultivate increases in entrepreneurship; consumer desire to counter convenience with experience and uniqueness; and changes in downtown occupancy from displaced restaurants and office users.

Join us for this interactive, virtual workshop to explore:

  • Trends associated with small-scale production
  • How to build district resiliency with small-scale production
  • Lessons learned and themes from the Virginia Main Street Small-Scale Production Pilot
  • How to align local resources and activities to cultivate this business segment
  • Tools and resources to assess your small-scale support system