Join us at this Rainier Chamber Luncheon!
TOPIC: Marketing the Rainier Valley
DRAFT PROPOSAL TO READ IN PREPARATION OF TALK
SPEAKER: Kennedy Smith. She is one of the nation's foremost experts on commercial district revitalization and development, independent main street businesses, and economically and environmentally sound community development. Her firm, Community Land Use and Economics (CLUE) Group blends downtown development, land use management, and historic preservation disciplines into a cohesive approach to solving community development challenges.
For the past several months, Kennedy's firm has been working with the City's Office of Economic Development to create some potential strategies for strengthening Rainier Valley businesses, positioning them to capitalize on the traffic and visibility the new light rail line will provide, identifying new retail needs likely to be created by the light rail, and marketing Rainier Valley as a whole within the region. Kennedy's remarks at the meeting will focus on her firm's research and major recommendations.
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RSVP: before Monday, Sept 28, 5:00pm