Downtown Assistance Program

The Texas Downtown Association has expertise and experience in many areas of downtown revitalization. Whether you need a speaker for a merchants meeting or a facilitator for strategic planning, the Texas Downtown Association can meet your needs. Downtown Assistance Program services are for TDA members only.

The service includes all preparation, on-site, and follow-up time and materials. Travel expenses (air and ground transportation, meals, lodging, and incidentals) are additional and are based on direct reimbursable expenses incurred.

Procuring Speakers

Potential topics include, but not limited to: downtown organization and program development, downtown director orientation, downtown master planning, board member duties/orientation, economic development strategies, festivals, events & promotions, historic preservation and design, streetscape projects, tourism development and marketing and volunteer management.

Downtown Assessment Visits

The purpose of the downtown assessment is to bring a group of downtown professionals to your downtown, talk about challenges and issues you’re facing, tour your downtown district, meet with stakeholders, and provide a report with recommendations for the different stages of revitalization - short term, mid-range, and long-term.

Board and Downtown Stakeholders Training Sessions

This training varies with your needs, but TDA can help provide the tools necessary to make your association function more effectively.

Strategic Planning

This option is ideal for a downtown or Main Street program that is interested in developing an annual strategic plan with action items and steps.