The Task Force met over a six-month period, exploring such topics as the existing support system for retail, the relationship between the two primary retail districts, the needs of existing retailers, the obstacles to economic development, and opportunities for greater retail leverage from assets and events. The group also met with the U of M Extension Service, the City Administrator and members of the EDA.
The Task Force has completed the three phases of their work and has presented their findings to the EDA. Now the Task Force wants feedback from their stakeholders, Northfield’s retail community.
So, the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Authority, and the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation invite retailers to the Grand to hear the Task Force’s recommendations, offer additions, corrections or comments, and help us achieve successful implementation of the recommendations.
The ultimate goal is to make Northfield more business-friendly.