Economic Restructuring

Revitalizing a neighborhood commercial district requires focusing on the underlying economic vitality of the district. This work is rooted in a commitment to making the most of a community's unique sense of place and existing historic assets, harnessing local economic opportunity, and creating a supportive business environment for small business owners and increasing scores of entrepreneurs. With the nation-wide growing interest in living downtown and in urban neighborhood commercial districts, supporting housing is also a key to building economic vitality in the district.

Fillmore Forward's Economic Restructuring Committee takes responsibility for:

  • Gathering data and conducting market analysis
  • Encouraging business development
  • Retaining existing and recruiting new businesses
  • Working with the Design Committee on property development projects
  • Creating financing and other incentives for business and property development

Projects:

  • Compiling a property database of commercial and residential buildings along Fillmore Avenue
  • Compiling a business database of commercial buildings along the Broadway-Fillmore Corridor
  • 7-week Business Program focused on providing financial and marketing first-time business owners

Committee Members:

  • Rita E. Gay - mlkjrcdc@yahoo.com
  • Lisa Hicks - lhicks@mcguiredevelopment.com
  • Kimberley Fix - kfix@evansbank.com
  • Bob Skerker - bobskerker@gmail.com
  • Robert Robinson III - robert.l.robinson3@gmail.com

 

     

ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING
COMMITTEE

Focusing on the underlying economic vitality of the district.

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DESIGN 
COMMITTEE 

Enhancing physical elements of the community.

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ORGANIZATION 
COMMITTEE

A strong organizational foundation is key for a sustainability.

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PROMOTION 
COMMITTEE

Promoting commercial districts as centers of the community.

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