Economic Development Committee

Economic Vitality and Business Community Projects 


  •  Background

In the past years, the Economic Restructuring committee has developed professional services and educational opportunities to support downtown businesses and initiatives to boost the local economy.

The DSC’s Economic Vitality and Business Community Projects group will continue pursuing these efforts and focus on the business vitality component of its mission. To achieve this, the DSC will create Business incentive/grant programs to extend business hours over the summer. The DSC will create engaging activities around increasing foot traffic on Main Street and develop a membership program for the merchants.

Economic Development Committee Chair: Jen Elliott
Economic Development Committee Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 1 pm, virtually. Email DowntownSykesvilleConnection@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

 

  • 2019 Achievements

– Design, production, and installation of a Parklet.

– Purchase and installation of a street sound system.

– Design and production of the Downtown Sykesville Visitor Guide and downtown map.

– Award and administration of 3 rounds of the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Facade Improvement Program grant.

 

  • 2020 Achievements

– Design and production of the Main Street bucks.

– Design of a resilience micro-grant with the Town of Sykesville.

– Coordination of the seating areas’ creation with the town of Sykesville.

– Creation of “Welcome” to Sykesville business bags.

– Creation and production of a DSC impact sheet.

– Administration of Draw your Main Street Contest.

– Participation in round tables for the Town of Sykesville Comprehensive plan.

– Organization and hosting of the Locable Marketing 3-4-5 workshop.

 

  • 2021 Achievements

– Award and administration the 4th Department of Housing and Community Development’s Façade Improvement program grant.

– Administer the Department of Housing and Community Development’s MD-SERI grant.

– Administer the Main Street Bucks program.

– Maintain a general and yearly impact sheet.

– Create a yiftee promo campaign and gift cards valid in all downtown shops.

– Create and launch the ladies’ night project.

 

  • 2022  Achievements

– Application to MIP and TAG grants

– Application to AARP grant.

– Coordination of the first Ladies’ night shopping event.

– Reprint of the updated visitor g

 

  • Project List

  • Administer the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Façade Improvement.
  • Administer the FY21 MIP and TAG (marketing and board training).
  • Create a coupon booklet will all the shops.
  • Create a welcome Sykesville shopping bag for residents (use the coupon books in it).
  • Administer the Main Street Bucks program.
  • Maintain a general and yearly impact sheet.
  • Create a new Yiftee promo campaign and find sponsors.
  • Coordinate and assist with supporting the cost of the downtown holiday decorations.
  • Develop the alleyways into easily accessible placemaking areas.
  • Develop other placemaking areas.

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Aug
28
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
4
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
11
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Sep
18
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
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