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Promoting Growth in Urban Appalachia - Shared screen with speaker view
Bryn Calhoun
18:23
Yes
Kara Fisher
46:46
We appreciate so many of you joining us. Please feel free to share questions here.
Kara Fisher
47:45
https://www.cwvmainstreets.org/
Terry Cyfers
48:21
Hi Rick, Always great to see you and very much appreciate the work you do. I wonder what a UC day downtown would look like?
Kara Fisher
50:47
Along those lines... How can we incentivize UC students (young people)to spend locally?
John Christian
52:41
How does your organization, the Chamber of Commerce and the City Government partner to promote incentives (tax breaks, low interest loans, etc.) for new entrepreneurs to locate or relocate in these areas of the city and state?
John Christian
55:06
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Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:01:04
Yes! We always hear students say that Charleston is boring.
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:01:10
What is it oyu would like to see?
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:01:18
sorry for typos
Tracy Bradley
01:01:36
Also, what are some of the barriers that prevent you from getting downtown and shopping locally?
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:02:21
Please everyone, don't forget to share your camera so you can engage more fully and honor this time and space and our expert speaker!
Kara Fisher
01:02:28
I think I'm there too... old Millennial
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:02:53
We are all sharing video today save emergency or tech issue
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:04:15
Ric, do we have appropriate representation from late teen/early twenties folks in city planning? In imagining our community?
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:04:52
In what ways do we benchmark what is offered in other similar small cities across the country?
ThomasAshworth
01:06:35
I don’t know if this is helpful, but I think that you could attract more students from UC to go downtown if the meal swipes applied for restaurants downtown? Is that something that could happen in the future? Partnerships with cafes, restaurants etc. (I know that it is like that for some other colleges)
Hailey Cox
01:07:21
Maybe offer student discounts? Free parking?
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:07:24
I have been really frustrated with the passivity of young adults here - especially with the complaining about the area combined with apathy.
ThomasAshworth
01:08:06
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Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:11:54
One thing we could really do is welcome immigrants - obviously this is a pandemic and things were severely limited on Trump and now Biden, but immigrants/refugees/ asylees are profound economic multipliers
Jessyka Moore
01:12:12
I think Thomas has a good idea
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:12:49
Jessyka, Thomas - interesting - I wonder if that is possible?
Jessyka Moore
01:14:57
If it is possible, maybe we should look into a list or something of the places that offer it to distribute to students? I know here are places in Charleston that offer student discounts that many of us don't know about.
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:15:14
AVI is our food ocmpany
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:15:52
Please! close one of those lanes!
Hallie Chillag (she, her)
01:18:13
Yes absolutely! We need to better capitalize on the physical environment.
Abigail Hamilton
01:20:35
Sorry if my connection is bad
Hailey Cox
01:21:37
You are breaking up a bit. If you can type some of your ideas in the chat that would be great
Catherine Eckley
01:25:29
I think maximizing the opportunities for people to do things outside in the downtown area is important. The additional outdoor dining options are great. I hope to see more of that kind of development moving forward.
Tracy Bradley
01:26:01
Thank you so much!!!
Aaron Justice
01:26:20
Thank you so much!