August 2012: After months of hard work and research, we have a final Market Analysis Study!

For the full report, click here.

Thank you to all of our business and property owners, community members, the Economic Restructuring Committee and volunteers for your hard work and input during this process!

 

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May 2012: We are now conducting an online community survey to collect additional information and you can be a part of the research! The survey was put together by our consulting firm, Downtown Professionals Network, and will take about ten minutes or less to complete. This information will be used to improve Downtown Wayland! The survey is being conducted anonymously and all responses are confidential.

 

Click here to take survey

 

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May 2012: Over 40 community members came out this month to our Market Analysis Town Meeting & Workshop! Led by consultants Jay and Lisa from DPN, attendees broke into groups to identify downtown Wayland’s strengths and weaknesses as well as some businesses they would like to see downtown in the future. Read the full report below.

Wayland Market Analysis Town Meeting & Workshop

If you are interested in getting involved with the study and sharing your ideas and opinions, please contact the Main Street office. We are now setting up Focus Groups for a June 7th meeting with Jay and Lisa.

 

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April 2012: Consultants from DPN made their first visit to Wayland this month. While they were here they met with the Economic Restructuring (ER) committee as well as many downtown business owners and employees. They gather initial data that will be used to plan upcoming workshops and will be utilized in our final report.

 

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February 2012: The National Trust Main Street Center along with the Michigan Main Street Center has selected Downtown Professionals Network out of Illinois to work with Wayland Main Street to complete our Market Analysis Study! Work will begin in March.

 

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January 2012: As part of the Michigan Main Street program, the Wayland Economic Restructuring committee was able to apply for a in-depth Market Analysis Study. Applications were submitted in December and we are proud to announce that we have been awarded the service. This service will be paid for by the Michigan Main Street Center.

 

To build a foundation for successful downtown revitalization, the completion of a market study is imperative.  This market study will identify the current and future business cluster mix of the downtown.  This will aid in the business retention and recruitment efforts of that downtown, and that community overall.

 

The performed market research and analysis utilizes the unique nature of each community’s downtown commercial district, builds on its assets, and works to identify market-driven opportunities to reshape each Main Street Area as a great place to live, work, shop, play and invest.

 

More information to follow.

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