APRIL IN THE GAME SMALL TOWN CHALLENGE PROGRAMMING
One more virtual IN THE GAME event is coming to keep away the pandemic blues!
DCI’s 2021 IN THE GAME Small Town Challenge will focus on the intersection between public and private partnerships, spaces, and uses. Getting it Done in 2021 means redefining the policies, practices, and partnerships that shape our downtowns. From physically changing and adapting the spaces we inhabit, to rebalancing the supply chains in our small communities.
Let’s create more resilient and just places - together!
FIVE MASTER TALKS + FOUR DAYS OF SMALL TOWN LOVE
You’ll hear from Colorado community leaders, leading Downtown experts, and local practitioners on strategies for building local ecosystems, encouraging local investors, supporting your small businesses, and telling your story.
Downtown Programming Clearinghouse
Telling Your Story: Marketing 3-4-5™
Small Town Entrepreneurship + Access to Capital
Repurposing Downtown: Small Scale Manufacturing
The State of Colorado: Demographics for Colorado + the San Luis Valley
SMALL TOWN STUDIOS
DCI’s 2021 IN THE GAME Small Town Challenge San Luis Valley Edition will deliver four days of immersive and upbeat two hours each morning to dive into a topic and turn challenges into opportunities for our small rural towns.
Let’s reflect on how the past year has reshaped our possibilities for the future and create a vision for a stronger, more equitable future.
Engagement + Inclusivity in La Jara
Design + Activating Space in San Luis
Connectivity + Activity in Antonito
Entrepreneurship + Building Reuse in Center
DONATE TO DCI'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE
Though this pandemic has impacted our health and economy and required all of us to make tough decisions, it has also brought to light an unabashed love—love of family, love of businesses, love of places, love of local, and love of DCI. Your contributions of time and money to membership, sponsorship, and registrations have sustained DCI, and alongside your districts, neighborhoods and communities, we are determined not only to survive this pandemic but to thrive long into the future. We are lucky to have a very dedicated following of members, sponsors, and partners and we want to thank you for your continued support.
Our team has been working tirelessly to help Colorado’s commercial districts and DOers like you to navigate these unprecedented times. Like many of you, our team has had to postpone events, lost revenue, and make tough decisions about our future. We strive each day, week, and month to give you what you need regardless of your ability to pay, because we care.
Please consider donating to help DCI continue to provide resources to communities around Colorado. See you soon!
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Who we are
DCI is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides a strategic methodology for revitalizing the local economy in Colorado’s communities.
What we do
Our work focuses on establishing community-wide partnerships to facilitate and encourage community engagement for increased economic vitality.
How we do it
Our program hinges on information sharing, educational events, and on-site technical assistance for downtowns and commercial districts.
DCI's Response Efforts for Communities to COVID-19