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Iowa Downtown Forum

Wednesday, July 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By Iowa Downtown Resource Center
401 N Park Place, Audubon, IA 50025


The Iowa Downtown Resource Center will offer several downtown forums in July focusing on the characteristics of a successful downtown.

The day will include a self-assessment tool and discussion topics in five major areas – characteristics that contribute to the success of a downtown. There will also be an overview of programs and grant opportunities for downtowns.

Attendees will share experiences relating to the forum discussion and communicate with other community leaders regarding the exciting activities occurring in their commercial districts.


9:00 AM - Coffee and Networking

9:35 - Introductions - Get to Know Your Downtowns

10:00 - Assessing Your Downtown

10:45 - Resources: Learn About Programs and Grant Opportunities

11:45 - Downtown Tour and Lunch on Your Own 

1:15 - Discussion topic:  Cool Environment

1:45 - Discussion Topic:  The Place to Go!

2:15 - Break

2:30 - Discussion Topic:  Well-Maintained Historic Buildings

3:00 - Discussion Topic: A Thriving and Diverse Business Community

3:30 - Discussion Topic:  People Live Downtown

4:00 - Adjourn



CLICK HERE to register for the location preferred. Downtown Forums are complimentary, but registration is required.


Sigourney – Tuesday, July 16 – City Hall, 100 N Main Street

Audubon – Wednesday, July 17 – Library Cultural Center, 401 N Park Place

Parkersburg – Tuesday, July 23 – Parkersburg Civic Center (basement), 502 3rd St. (north entrance)

Cherokee – Wednesday, July 24 – The Gathering Place, 207 W Main Street 


The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) Downtown Resource Center assists communities around the state in revitalizing downtowns and commercial districts. Be sure to register for the Iowa Downtown Resource, the state’s downtown revitalization newsletter.


Jim Engle, Director - Iowa Downtown Resource Center
PH: 515.348.6180  |  Mobile: 515.360.1674

Jim Engle
Iowa Downtown Resource Center
(515) 348-6180
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Library Cultural Center
401 N Park Place
Audubon, IA 50025
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