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Downtown Storefront Improvements: Analyzing Return on Investment

Downtown Storefront Improvements: Analyzing Return on Investment

Do downtown storefront improvement projects provide an adequate return to the property owners, outside investors, or public funding entities? If so, what are the returns in both economic and other terms? This article summarizes findings from 24 case studies of storefront improvement projects in Wisconsin over the past 15 years.  While not a scientific sample, […]

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An Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements

An Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements

We invite you to delve into the latest report on state case studies taken from restaurants, retail stores, and personal and professional services. Business and property owners, as well as public sector officials, require sound research, information, and analysis when making decisions about improving the appearance of downtown buildings. This guide aids in assessing the […]

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NCRCRD Director Position Announcement

NCRCRD Director Position Announcement

The Center is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the Center (and Professor).  Information regarding this position announcement can be found in the attached position description and applicants may apply online via the MSU Employment System at http://jobs.msu.edu (Posting Number 1044).  Review of applications will begin on April 21, 2015, and continue until […]

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A mobile-device friendly version of First Impressions is now available using Qualtrics

A supplemental, mobile-device friendly online version of the First Impressions Community “survey” allows participants to enter observations, photos, and photo descriptions using either the paper tool or their smart phone or tablet. Visit coordinators can use the online survey tool to easily compile their report. To obtain a survey link for your community, contact the […]

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December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter

In the December 2014 issue of the Center for Community and Economic Development Newsletter you’ll find:  —  An Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements  — First Impressions Revisited  —  Seven Relationship-Building Business Strategies  —  CEDPI  —  Food Safety seminars  —  Econ Quiz…and much more!

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