What is the EDA?
The Estacada Development Association (EDA) is a not for profit, non-governmental, locally controlled organization with the goal of building a vibrant downtown Estacada as the HEART of our community:
Even though EDA is called a Main Street Program it doesn’t mean that we work to benefit only the businesses on Main Street. The name comes from the idea of Main Street, USA. The program is a locally driven process following the proven Main Street Approach™ which is a practical and comprehensive model capitalizing on downtown’s unique assets. In line with the goals of the Estacada Development Association, the goal of the Oregon Main Street™ Program is to build high quality, livable, and sustainable communities that will grow Oregon’s economy.
As a Main Street Program, the EDA is working with comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a Estacada’s unique assets, character and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach™ developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and include training and technical assistance. The goal is to build high quality, livable and sustainable communities that will grow Estacada’s economy. The success of the Main Street Approach™ is based on its comprehensive nature. By fully integrating four points, the four focus areas listed above, into a practical downtown management strategy, a local program will produce fundamental changes our economic base.
Organization involves building a framework represented by business and property owners. Everyone works together to renew downtown.
Promotions involves marketing an enticing image to shoppers, investors and visitors.
Design enhances the business district by creating an inviting atmosphere.
Business Development analyzes current market forces to develop long solutions.
We are always looking to add new energetic and involved committee members.