The Economic Revitalization Committee is working together with the business and building owners to develop a business recruitment and retention plan and to encourage the economic growth in downtown Portland. Portland residents have repeatedly shared their ideas about an "ideal" downtown Portland, and we are working to achieve that vision.
Like the Promotions and Marketing Committee, we encourage Portland residents to think Portland first when they need goods or services. This not only saves time and money that would be spent on the trip to Lansing or Grand Rapids, but it builds jobs in Portland, attracts new businesses, and increases the selection of goods and services in our own hometown.
The Economic and Revitalization program has recently partnered with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Center to bring experts to downtown Portland on subjects such as Business Marketing, Business Financing, and Writing a Business Plan.
We invite you to join us in revitalizing downtown Portland by joining the Economic Revitalization Committee.
The Economic Revitalization Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at Portland City Hall at 12:00 pm.
Economic Revitalization Committee:
Kory Blastic Co-Chair
Cory Grimminck Co-Chair
Portland Main Street's Economic Revitalization Committee hosted a series of business trainings in downtown Portland in 2009. Below are some pictures from these events.
The Portland Main Street program exists at the intersection of historic preservation and economic development. Our goal is to revitalize the downtown while protecting and enhancing the unique historic buildings. Our volunteers work to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.
Portland Main Street/DDA Meetings:
Design Committee: 2nd Thursday
Organization Committee: 3rd Wednesday
Promotions Committee: 4th Tuesday
Economic Revitalization: 3rd Monday
DDA Board: 3rd Thursday
Stop in and find out what we're all about!
We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings. Call 517-647-5027 for more information.