Downtowns remain major centers of business activity, employment, entertainment, and housing. While their uses and purposes continue to evolve, they continue to be the geographic and social hub of many of our communities. The following applied research reports explore characteristics of downtowns in Wisconsin and beyond.
- Employment in Wisconsin’s Downtowns
- Resident Characteristics of Wisconsin’s Downtowns
- Retail and Service Business Mix Analysis of Wisconsin’s Downtowns
- The Importance of Government Facilities in Downtowns
- Downtown Success Indicators: A Review of the Literature – prepared by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- An Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements: A Selection of Wisconsin Case Studies
- Economic Effects to Storefront Improvement: A Report of a 1986 Study of Wisconsin Retail Business Which Had Made Facade Improvements During the Previous Five Years