Reimagine Boston Main Streets
Reimagine Boston Main Streets is a community engagement process. It's designed to strengthen the future of the Boston Main Streets program. Our goal is to embed equity into our Main Streets program. This is particularly true as our local economy feels the impact of COVID-19.We want to help close the racial wealth gap. We plan to support new and existing businesses to enhance the local economic development in our neighborhoods and create more jobs. We have engaged with Strategy Matters, CJ Strategies, and ASG to lead this process.
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Program goals and timeline
The goal of this program is to embed equity into our Main Streets initiative. We're especially concerned about how our local economy will be affected by COVID-19. We want to help close the racial wealth gap by supporting new and existing businesses.
We hope to enhance local economic development and create more jobs in our neighborhoods.
TimelineCommunity Listening Sessions: Nov. 2020 – March 2021 Next Steps: (March 2021 – September 2021*)
- Research and analysis: We want to understand:
- how the program is used
- what gaps exist within our system, and
- the impact the program has on local economic growth.
- Community Feedback on the initial report
- Final report and implementation plan launch
*Subject to change.
Stakeholder Engagement (to date)
Share your ideas, input, and feedback
Community Feedback is essential to this process.
If you have been unable to participate in one of the listening sessions, please take a moment to complete the reimagine Boston Main Streets Community Survey.
Please note: All listening sessions and surveys are open to anyone who lives, works, or spends time in any of Boston's neighborhoods.