Monday, January 31, 2011

WORKSHOP: "Understanding Market Study Data" OR "How Does Leakage Create Opportunity?"

The Economic Restructuring Committee of the Clayton Downtown Development Association has invited Small Town Main Street Coordinator, Robert Murphrey to help the DDA board understand how to read and understand market study data. One expected outcome is to learn how to determine what opportunities “leakage” can create for downtown businesses and business recruitment. Downtown business owners are welcome to attend the workshop. Refreshments will be available.

The workshop will begin at noon on Thursday, February 17 at The Clayton Center, 111 E Second Street and will be no longer than 90 minutes.

Bob Murphrey is the Small Town Main Street Program Coordinator for the Office of Urban Development within the North Carolina Department of Commerce. His experiences include nearly seventeen years as executive director of the downtown development organization in Wilmington. Mr. Murphrey served as president, treasurer and regional director of the North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA) and has participated on a number of technical assistance and resource teams for the NCDDA, the National Main Street Center and the North Carolina Main Street Center.

Please let Bruce Naegelen, Downtown Development Coordinator, know that you are planning to attend. You may contact him at 553-1545 or

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