Community Transformation

Getting Retail Ready


Description
A strong retail tenant mix is at the heart of a thriving commercial district. For commercial district practitioners, a clear strategy is essential to improve the retail concentration of districts and influence decision making processes of business and property owners. In Getting Retail Ready, assess your district’s retail readiness and lay the groundwork for your tenant attraction plan. In this course, you will learn to:

- Diagnose district readiness for a retail attraction campaign and identify opportunities.
- Mobilize your district vision in cooperation with business and property owners.
- Celebrate success and evaluate your strategy.

Getting Retail Ready is a three-part, on-demand course taught by Larisa Ortiz, an expert in commercial district retail strategies who has worked in over one hundred communities, both nationally and internationally.

Completion of this course earns credit towards the Main Street America Institute’s Community Transformation certificate in the area of Economic Vitality.

Course Counts Toward: Community Transformation Certificate

Content
  • How to Participate in Topics Course
  • Getting Retail Ready - Course Readings.pdf
  • Session 1
  • Getting Retail Ready - Session 1 - Note Slides
  • Getting Retail Ready Session 1
  • Getting Retail Ready - Session 1 Quiz
  • Seesion 2
  • Getting Retail Ready - Session 2 - Note Slides
  • Getting Retail Ready Session 2
  • Getting Retail Ready - Session 2 Quiz
  • Session 3
  • Getting Retail Ready - Session 3 - Note Slides
  • Getting Retail Ready Session 3
  • Getting Retail Ready - Session 3 Quiz
  • Course Evaluation
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Getting Retail Ready - Session 1 Quiz, Getting Retail Ready - Session 2 Quiz, Getting Retail Ready - Session 3 Quiz, Course Evaluation"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 2 years