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The Economic Restructuring Committee: Business Developement

The last of our four volunteer committees is the Economic Restructuring Committee.  This group deals with the business aspect of downtown.  Members study the economic situation of Main Street and work to improve economic activity and building utilization.  It is the job of this committee to offer incentives to encourage businesses to move into the downtown area.  They also brainstorm ways to help improve use of buildings and public space that are vacant or struggling.  The Economic Restructuring Committee monitors activity in downtown and informs ON TRAC of what is working well and what could be improved.  By helping struggling businesses, considering alternative uses for vacant buildings, and working with the other ON TRAC committees to make a plan for downtown, the Economic Restructuring Committee works to improve the economic aspects of downtown.

Members of the Economic Restructuring Committee see what Main Street could be.  They see alternate uses for old buildings and spaces.  They have a good sense for business and care deeply for ON TRAC’s overall mission.

The Promotion Committee: Spreading the Word

One of our other volunteer committees is the Promotion Committee.  Parsons ON TRAC’s Promotion Committee makes sure that the city of Parsons knows what is going on in its downtown.  Members of this committee know about the changing market and they understand how Main Street must compete in order to thrive.  This committee knows about the businesses in the downtown area, what kind of development has happened in the past, and what can happen in the future.  Promotions members know what makes Parsons unique and strive to emphasize key features in the downtown to help encourage economic evolution.  They create campaigns to bring people and businesses back into the downtown, and they define ON TRAC’s image in a way that clearly demonstrates its goals and visions for the future of the city of Parsons.

Members of the Promotion Committee are communicators.  They believe in ON TRAC’s mission and work on sharing that mission with the community.  Volunteers in this committee create the unique Parsons ON TRAC brand.