Parking, grant funding opportunities, and Downtown promotions were among the topics of discussion at Scranton Tomorrow's first quarterly Business Development Committee meeting of 2023.
We welcomed dozens of small business owners, developers and property owners, lenders, and educators to a productive session at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in Downtown Scranton.
“As our Downtown continues to evolve and Scranton Tomorrow moves forward with plans to develop a formal Business Improvement District, these sessions will help to maintain open communication among stakeholders and partners in Downtown Scranton."
Elizabeth Baldi, Business Development Director
Christopher Hughes, ARPA Communication and Information Manager, City of Scranton, shared information on American Rescue Plan Act funding opportunities.
"Scranton is using the American Rescue Plan Act to make historic investments across the city, including needed support for small businesses. Open opportunities include grants for facade improvements as well as business startup and expansion funding. We encourage all businesses to apply today or learn more at www.scrantonpa.gov/arpa," he said.
In addition, David Trevisani, Senior Director, National Development Council (NDC), offered a presentation on parking in the Business District. He explained the connection between parking and economic development and he outlined the Downtown’s current parking system structure and operation. “A safe, clean, well maintained, professionally managed parking system is integral to downtown’s revitalization efforts,” he said. “Parking is a platform that supports a range of civic, business, residential and entertainment priorities.”
Scranton Tomorrow hosts quarterly Business Development Committee meetings.
If you're interested in attending upcoming sessions, please contact Elizabeth Baldi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 963.5901 for more information.
Left; Elizabeth Baldi, Business Development Director, Scranton Tomorrow, and Christopher Hughes, ARPA Communication and Information Manager, City of Scranton. Right; David Trevisani, Senior Director, National Development Council (NDC), offered a presentation on parking in the Business District.