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Mind Our Dust: Supporting Businesses During Construction AICP CM 1.5
Supporting existing businesses during transit construction is a priority. Transit agencies, regional and city partners across the country have developed a wide array of assistance programs to keep businesses well-positioned during construction. What works? What doesn't? How do you get businesses to take advantage of the programs early and well in advance of construction? Explore a variety of programs with a wide range of services including how to carve out budget for business support initiatives, way-finding/directional signage, marketing, business counseling, technical assistance, loan programs, grants and peer-to-peer forums. Learn how to use support from partners to customize programs for each unique community.
Moderator: Terry J. Gruver, Vice President, HDR | InfraConsult, Phoenix, Arizona
Va-Megn Thoj, Executive Director, Asian Economic Development Association, St. Paul, Minnesota
Jennifer Koozer, Community Affairs Representative, Trimet, Portland, Oregon
Ellen Muller, Economic Development Manager, City of Saint Paul, Department of Planning and Economic Development, St. Paul, Minnesota