When small business thrives, a city thrives as well. That was the message at Thursday’s Investing in the Ville – Central Business District Real Estate and Enterprise Development Summit, where speaker Franzi Charen presented ways downtown Steubenville can reinvent itself.
Charen was one of the driving forces behind revitalization of downtown Asheville, N.C. over the past decade.
She thinks downtown Steubenville has the same potential as Asheville: great location, real estate opportunities, and small business potential.
City leaders are ready to start the process.
“It’s an extremely exciting day to focus on development within our downtown area. Today, we’re gonna unveil some plans on redevelopment of the downtown, and we’re looking for investors, both with in the community and outside the community,” said Steubenville Mayor, Domenick Mucci.
Later in the day, potential investors got to tour some prime real estate lots and buildings in the downtown area.