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Commercial District Recovery Guide v3

What's Inside?

Small businesses in communities nationwide are facing unprecedented economic challenges and the risk of permanent closure. To help address these challenges, we've authored a Commercial District Recovery Guide in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and with support from the U.S. Bank Foundation.

The recovery guide provides intermediary groups with recommendations on how to:


  • Effectively communicate that districts are ‘Open for Business’
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of damage/ impact of the pandemic to make the case for funding and resources
  • Adapt the public realm for social distancing
  • Provide guidance to businesses on new safety guidelines and ways to adapt commercial spaces for social distancing


We hope this guide provides clear and comprehensive support for those organizations that are providing technical assistance on the ground so that together we can emerge from this crisis safely and responsibly — download your copy of the guide!