Economic Development Committee


Businesses are a key aspect to a strong neighborhood. Recognizing this, Corcoran Neighborhood is refocusing time and resources on businesses in Corcoran. CNO has established an Economic Development Committee, which is cultivating a fully-occupied and stable real estate environment through strategic support and collaboration with property and business owners.

Upcoming meeting dates for the Economic Development Committee can be found here.

Economic Development Committee Priorities

After a year of research, discussion, and planning, the Economic Development Committee has approved the following long term and short term priorities (adopted by CNO Board 5/12/16):

Short Term Priorities (2016-2017)

  • Build and leverage relationships with stakeholders, including Community Development Corporations,
  • Business Associations, and other relevant partner organizations.
  • Solidify our relationships with businesses in Corcoran.
  • Increase community member engagement with and support of neighborhood businesses.
  • Recruit retail businesses for 2225 East Lake Street.
  • Enliven/cultivate the 23 rd Avenue and 35 th Street node.

Long Term Priorities (2018-2020)

  • Improve street presence and curb appeal of Corcoran businesses.
  • Provide ongoing support to retail businesses at 2225 E Lake Street.
  • Support business networking and collaboration between Corcoran businesses.
  • Provide technical assistance to Midtown Farmers Market vendors.
  • Secure long-term funding and staffing for Economic Development.

Economic Development Programs & Projects

For more information and questions about the committee
, contact Vanessa Haight at [email protected] or 612-724-7457. The Committee Chair from the CNO Board of Directors is Matt Kazinka.