Empty Lot Economic Development video by SaveYour.Town
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Empty Lot Economic Development

Available for purchase March 1-15, 2020 only

You get until March 21 to watch. After that, the recording goes away, so be sure to schedule a specific time to watch! 

Bring your empty lots back to life

Put them to work enabling commerce, supporting business and adding to prosperity

Struggling to redevelop those empty lots?

It's not just you. Most small towns struggle to attract developers or builders to replace missing buildings. the smaller your town, the bigger the challenge with this. You lack the resources to redevelop buildings on your own. You're left with few options: ignore empty lots, use them for parking, fence them off or create pocket parks.

Parks are good, definitely, but they aren't all you can do.

We see empty lots as full of economic potential! 
  1. Empty lots can be enablers of commerce. We’ll show you how you can use empty lots to improve your parking and get more shoppers downtown without using them for parking. 
  2. Empty lots can be temporary commerce locations. We’ll talk about real examples of temporary businesses and pop-up uses that generate more business activity in your community. 
  3. Empty lots can be long-term commercial centers. We’ll show you examples of small towns that have converted empty lots into hubs of business activity without having to depend on a commercial developer to redevelop a building. 
We’re going to give you lots of ideas and examples, and we’ll use the Idea Friendly Framework so you can come up with your own ideas. In the end, you’ll have a great start on tapping the economic potential in your empty lots.

Who is this video for?
  • People like you, tired of staring at those empty lots whether you own them or not
  • Chambers, Main Streets, downtown groups that have responsibility for downtowns
  • Cities, towns, tribes, municipalities and officials with empty lots on their books, ready to see them redevelop
  • Empty lot owners who didn’t know there was anything they could do with them
  • Brownfields administrators looking for innovative answers

Empty Lot Economic Development video

  • Purchase the video anytime through the 15th
  • Watch as many times as you like, start and stop, no limit 
  • You get until March 21 to watch it. After that, the recording goes away, so be sure to schedule a specific time to watch! 
  • Includes subscriptions to our email newsletters
  • Single video only - see bundle offer below
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Get the 3 Video Bundle

  1. Empty Lot Economic Development
  2. Filling Empty Buildings
  3. Reviving Your Dead Downtown
This video gets you started using your empty lots. Follow up with innovative ways to fill empty buildings. Then put it all together with the activity and energy to revive your dead downtown. 

If you'd like to watch these 2 additional SaveYour.Town videos as well, you can get all 3 as a special bundle. Since you'll get more videos, you'll need more time, so you also get 30 days to watch them. You get both extra videos for just $5 more than this one video alone. Plus you get extra time--a full 30 days from the day you buy--to watch and share them. 

US$25 / month - BEST VALUE
  • Only $5 more for all 3 videos
  • 30 days to watch as many times as you like, start and stop, no limit
  • Includes your first month of Megaphone Membership, access to all videos
  • Includes subscriptions to our email newsletters
Flexible monthly membership, easily cancel at any time
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What are your videos like? Will there be slides?

You get a video you can watch anytime on demand through the 21st of the month. You see our faces, and we connect with you personally. There are no boring slides, and we focus on real-world examples, not statistics. Plus you can ask your questions and get a personal answer from us via email.

Will it be recorded so I can watch later?

Yes, the video is recorded. You are welcome to watch the video more than once, start and stop, or go back and watch again. You're not limited to watching from a single computer or with just one group.

The recording will be available to buy from the 1st through the 15th of the month. You get until the 21st of the month to watch. After that, the recording goes away, so be sure to schedule a specific time to watch!

Members always have access to this recording and all SaveYour.Town videos anytime on demand as long as they remain members. 

Will it work with my system?

If you can watch a YouTube video, you can view this video. That means you can use any device, any screen that can load a web page for you to login. Any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, smart TV or TV with a streaming box or stick should work. 

How long is the video? How long do I need to schedule for a watch party?

The video runs around 30 minutes. For a group watch party, schedule 45-60 minutes. You'll want that extra time to discuss what you watched and to network and talk with each other. 

Can I share the video with other people?

Yes! Once you’re registered, you can schedule more than one viewing so you reach as many people as possible. We allow you to watch alone, invite friends and hold multiple replays anywhere in your town, as long as you’re personally present each time. If others want to watch without you, we ask that they also register. 

Who should we invite?

  • Your friends who love to do things with you
  • Visionaries like yourself
  • Positive thinkers and doers
  • Leaders and officials
  • Downtown associations, Main Streets, chambers
  • Economic development folks
  • Elected officials from municipalities, counties, tribes
  • People who care about your town


This video stimulated lots of note-taking and conversation between the business owners gathered at my house. Deb and Becky gave us some new ideas and several excellent examples of known models. I think some of us are thinking of pivoting our summer’s plans after participating in Wednesday’s event. Thanks for a well-thought out presentation!
Jonya, Minnesota
What a TERRIFIC marketing Video. I had 20 businesses show up to watch and they all left with new ideas and an excitement to get back and start implementing! I’ve already had 5 businesses reach out in less than 2 hours after it ended, that are already putting your ideas into action.
Mandy Walsh, City of Lampasas, Texas
There are always great take-aways from the videos that can be put into place immediately. One of my favorites is changing your store's evening vibe (different music, lighting, etc.) because evening shoppers are not the same as day time shoppers.
Diane Moore, Wheaton, Illinois