Downtown Small Business Summit

Project Idea

Bring together downtown small businesses, specifically targeting storefront businesses that might share needs and issues, to discuss the neighborhoods strengths and weaknesses. The goal of the event is to provide value to downtown businesses by finding common goals and working together to achieve them.

Prepared by

Shevek McKee, 8/9/2020


All of downtown.

How does this fit the CRC Mission?

Helping foster a more retail friendly environment in the community with increase vibrancy.

What are the first steps to take?

Gather business and contact information, administer a survey to find likely common goals and plan next steps.

Estimated Schedule

Three Months.

Other organizations that might support this project?

Visit Saint Paul, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Alliance, City PED

What community engagement do you think would be involved?

Discussion at regularly scheduled CRC meetings
Online Survey/Petition
Ongoing Special Meetings

Estimated project budget

< $2,500

Specific funding source idea?

Not at this time.

Additional Info

Shevek has a fairly comprehensive list of businesses at

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  • Shevek McKee
    published this page in Our Work 2020-08-09 14:06:58 -0500