Advancing Places: Leverage Your District with Entrepreneurial Placemaking

Overview: What if we harness the innovators produced by accelerators, incubators, and business service providers and infuse them in main streets and BIDs? In interviews with current and former BID practitioners and leaders of accelerators/incubators, the ecosystem is clearly talking “past each other”. Accelerators and incubator participants are tomorrow’s small business. In this webinar, we will share how we activated the ecosystem: various business service providers, economic development thought-leaders, and a BID to allow entrepreneurs a space to do business. In doing so, we closed the gap in support services while providing founders/entrepreneurs with a firsthand look at doing business in a corridor.

Friday, June 14, 2024 | 12:00pm ET (9:00am PT) 

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Domain: Economic Development

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • Tasemere Gathers, Founder, CEO, DM Firm, New York, NY
  • Tim Strege, Executive Director, William Factory Small Business Incubator, Tacoma, WA


  • Carolyn Dellutri, Director of Professional Development, IDA

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a pathway to other institutions in the business ecosystem to have a more innovative mix of entrepreneurs.
  • Determine potential innovative clusters that might change the makeup of the district.
  • Redefine the narrative of the district.

LPM | 1 IDA LPM professionals can earn credit hours for this webinar. More information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management certification program can be found here.

CM| 1 AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at

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