Economic Revitalization Committee

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

 

Bernie Pelc

 

Kory Blastic

 

Leo Madarang

 

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.

Economic Revitalization Committee Meeting Minutes

2015

June 2015 Minutes
Portland Main Street Board ER C.pdf
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May 2015 Minutes
Portland Main Street Board ER Committee [...]
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April 2015 Minutes
ER 4.20.15.pdf
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March 2015 Minutes
ER 3.23.15.pdf
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February 2015 Minutes
ER 2.17.15.pdf
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January 2015 Minutes
ER 1.20.15.pdf
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2014

December 2014 Minutes
ER 12.15.14 Minutes.pdf
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November 2014 Minutes
ER 11.17.14.pdf
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October 2014 Minutes
ER 10.20.14.pdf
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September 2014 Minutes
ER 9.15.14.pdf
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August 2014 Minutes
ER 8.2014.pdf
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July 2014 Minutes
ER 7. 2014.pdf
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June 2014 Minutes
ER 6.16.2014.pdf
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May 2014 Minutes
ER 5.2014.pdf
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April 2014 Minutes
ER 4.21.14.pdf
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March 2014 Minutes
ER 3.24.14.pdf
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February 2014 Minutes
ER 2.24.14.pdf
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January 2014 Minutes
ER 1.20.14.pdf
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2013

December 2013 Minutes
ER 12.16.13.pdf
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November 2013 Minutes
ER 11.18.13.pdf
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September 2013 Minutes
ER 9.16.13.pdf
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August 2013 Minutes
8.19.13 ER.pdf
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June 2013 Minutes
ER 6.24.13.pdf
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April 2013 Minutes
ER 4.29.13.pdf
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March 2013 Minutes
3.18.13 ER.pdf
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February 2013 Minutes
2.25.13 ER.pdf
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January 2013 Minutes
ER 1.28.13.pdf
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2012

December 2012 Minutes
12.17.12 ER.pdf
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March 2012 Minutes
ER 3.23.12 Minutes.pdf
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February 2012 Minutes
ER 2.24.12.pdf
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January 2012 Minutes
1.25.12 ER.pdf
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2011

November 2011 Minutes
ER 11.22.11.pdf
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September 2011 Minutes
ER 9.27.11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [11.6 KB]
ER August 2011 Minutes
ER 8.29.11.pdf
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ER July 2011 Minutes
ER 7.28.11.pdf
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ER June 2011 Minutes
ER 6.30.11.pdf
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ER May 2011 Minutes
ER 5.26.11.pdf
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ER April 2011 Minutes
ER 4.28.11.pdf
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ER March 2011 Minutes
ER 3.24.11.pdf
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ER February 2011 Minutes
ER 2.23.11.pdf
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ER January 2011 Minutes
ER 1.27.11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [13.0 KB]

2010

ER December 2010 Minutes
ER 12.17.10.pdf
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ER November 2010 Minutes
ER 11.30.10.pdf
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ER October 2010 Minutes
ER 10.30.10.pdf
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ER September 2010 Minutes
ER 9.30.10.pdf
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ER August 2010 Minutes
ER 8.26.10.pdf
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ER July 2010 Minutes
ER 7.29.10.pdf
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ER June 2010 Minutes
ER 6.24.10.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [14.0 KB]
ER May 2010 Meeting Minutes
ER 5.27.10.pdf
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ER April 2010 Meeting Minutes
ER 4.29.10.pdf
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ER March 2010 Meeting Minutes
ER 3.18.10.pdf
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ER February 2010 Meeting Minutes
ER 2.18.10.pdf
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ER January 2010 Meeting Minutes
ER 1.21.10.pdf
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2009

ER December 2009 Meeting Minutes
ER 12.17.09.pdf
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ER November 2009 Meeting Minutes
ER 11.19.09.pdf
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ER October 2009 Meeting Minutes
ER 10.16.09.pdf
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ER September 2009 Meeting Minutes
ER 9.17.09.pdf
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ER August 2009 Meeting Minutes
ER 8.21.09.pdf
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ER July 2009 Meeting Minutes
ER 7.16.09.pdf
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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

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