In this webinar, participants will learn how LISC Jacksonville successfully identified the immense hidden economic power of a forgotten industrial area and created an organized industrial district within that area yielding community benefits.Three years ago, LISC Jacksonville begin exploring the possibility of connecting an old industrial district with the low income New Town community. Today, the Beaver Street area is organized into the Rail Yard Business Council, representing over 350 businesses, and recognized as an economic engine for New Town and the entire Jacksonville region.
Learn how it happened, lessons from the work, and how you can apply those lessons to your community.
To learn more about the Rail Yard District see The RailYard District: 'Invisible' neighborhood seeks revival, Councilman: Rail Yard District 'next happening place in Jacksonville and Let's embrace the great potential of our Rail Yard District. You can also see a video of the district here.