Overview Economic restructuring strives to strengthen our community's existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base. The Evanston Main Street program helps sharpen the competitiveness of existing business owners and recruits compatible new businesses and new economic uses to build a downtown commercial district that responds to today's consumers' needs.
Functions The Evanston Economic Restructuring Committee is actively converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property also helps boost the profitability of the district.
Leadership Jon Dolezal serves as the Committee Chair.
Objectives The Evanston Main Street Board of Directors identified the following objectives for this committee:
Producing Doing Business in Downtown Evanston brochure or marketing piece
Marketing and redevelopment for Hotel Evanston
Marketing and redevelopment for Strand Theatre
Inventory of existing retail / commercial space in the downtown district
Database of existing retail / commercial space in the downtown district, including existing upper floor living space
Conducting Market research for potential retail expansion of the downtown district
Scheduling business seminars and webinars for downtown retail businesses