Economic Restructuring Committee

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:
  • Business Development
    • Producing Doing Business in Downtown Evanston brochure or marketing piece
    • Marketing and redevelopment for Hotel Evanston
    • Marketing and redevelopment for Strand Theatre
  • Inventory
    • 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
  • Marketing
    • Conducting Market research for potential retail expansion of the downtown district
  • Business Retention
    • Scheduling business seminars and webinars for downtown retail businesses