Transportation projects often disrupt a busy main street in a business district. The economic impact can be devastating! In Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, business owners were informed their sales could drop between 33-70 percent during the State Street Streetscape project that began last spring in 2016. And guess what? There are still major traffic and parking disruptions this summer that no doubt have had a major negative impact on foot traffic.
In your work as a transportation services provider, you know local businesses in the work zone can’t do “business as usual.” They need your help! Your guidance goes beyond working on project design, preparing bid and contract documents, and working with the contractor.
What They Didn’t Teach You in School
Didn't take “Community Relations 101” in school? I bet there wasn’t even such a class!
No problem! I can teach you how make a valuable contribution to construction mitigation for a business district facing main-street road construction.
As a business marketing specialist for the past 34 years, my mission has been to help small business owners overcome obstacles to success. As editor of the Wisconsin-Chapter American Public Works Association (APWA) newsletter for 30 years, I stay aware of trends affecting public works leaders and their equipment sponsors.
I’ve authored “The Road Construction Survival Toolkit” to help your local shopkeepers overcome the major obstacles a main street project poses. Based on the experiences of other municipalities in the Upper Midwest, this guide goes a long way towards getting you started interacting with businesses in a positive way. Be a superhero and come to their rescue!
As always, if you have any questions or would like a consultation, please contact Nancy Cavanaugh at 414.771.8906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you download “The Road Construction Survival Toolkit,” you’ll be added to an exclusive list for a future notifications about our online strategy sessions to aid your construction mitigation plan. These updates will be offered to both business owners as well as public works officials, so feel free to share this toolkit download link and encourage the business community to get the guide and seminar updates.