Market Analysis Toolbox provides research to support informed economic development decisions. The toolbox provides downtown development leaders with proven techniques for conducting commercial district market studies.
Downtown Economics Topics offers ideas on how to create a vibrant downtown in a small city. The publications analyze the benefits and difficulties of downtowns on topics ranging from coexisting with Big Box Stores to planning the optimal business mix.
Innovative Downtown Businesses provides examples of how businesses are attracting people back to the heart of the town. These case studies are designed to provide local economic development leaders with innovative ideas for their planning efforts.
Downtown Storefront Improvements provides research, information, and analysis to help make decisions about whether or not to improve the appearance of a downtown building. This guide aids in assessing the feasibility of projects based on the experiences of others.
Small Community Forums are annual events that bring together business and community leaders working in communities of fewer than 1,500. Forum participants to learn from each other through case studies, roundtables and discussion groups.
Extension Downtown Revitalization Educational Resources is a web-based inventory of U.S. Extension resources related to downtown revitalization. It is intended for both educators and downtown professionals.
Downtown Research Reports provide information to help your community compare itself to other places in Wisconsin. Reports include an analysis of business mix, downtown employment, downtown residents, and more.