State Main Street program to hold economic restructuring workshop in Green River

October 14, 2013

The Wyoming Main Street program will host an upcoming economic restructuring workshop to help communities learn how to strengthen their existing economic assets while simultaneously diversifying their existing economic base.

The training will focus on the four following components of a comprehensive economic restructuring strategy:

  • Economic Restructuring 101
    • A ground-level look at defining economic restructuring.

  • Developing Building Owners into Developers
    • Encouraging building owners to think with a developer's mindset.

  • Creating Entrepreneur-Ready Communities
    • Building local capacity to support and encourage entrepreneurship.

  • RODEO - Rounding-Up Economic Development through Special Events
    • Panel discussion about how Rock Springs, Wyo. has approached this unique economic development opportunity.

According to Wyoming Main Street program manager Britta Mireley, the event is open to everyone but is designed for Wyoming communities currently involved in the Wyoming Main Street program.

“The philosophy and content of the training is appropriate for any Wyoming community looking to build on their community and economic development efforts,” Mireley said. “However, it’s our local Main Street boards, managers, volunteers and partner organizations, or potential partners of our state’s Main Street programs, that would find the most value in this workshop.”

The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 19, 2013 in Room 211 at Western Wyoming Community College, 1 College Way, Green River, Wyo. Lunch will be provided for attendees at no charge.

Economic restructuring is one prong of the National Main Street Four-Point Approach®, the others being organization, promotion, and design.

For more information on the Main Street Four-Point Approach® including economic restructuring, visit: http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/about-main-street/the-approach/#.Ulw-91Csgyo

For more information and to RSVP, contact Britta Mireley by phone at 307.777.2934 or by email at Britta.mireley@wyo.gov.

About the Wyoming Main Street program:
Wyoming Main Street is the state-level coordinating entity that promotes and manages the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street program within the state of Wyoming. Wyoming Main Street’s purpose is to assist Wyoming communities of various sizes and resource-levels with their downtown revitalization efforts. Our key function is the coordination and delivery of technical services and volunteer-training to participating local programs. For more information, please visit: www.wyomingmainstreet.org.

About the Wyoming Business Council:
The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state's assets. For more information, please visit: www.wyomingbusiness.org.

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