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Downtown Idea Exchange

Annual subscription includes.
Monthly newsletter. Web Extras.
Business Recruitment and Retention
(a $29.95 value). $227.


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Each month downtown leaders turn to Downtown Idea Exchange for practical news reports, how-to information, and hundreds of real-world examples of how downtowns are growing and prospering.

By focusing on examples and experience,
by looking for evidence of what works, and by presenting material in a concise and conversational format, Downtown Idea Exchange connects readers with downtown professionals from other communities who are dealing with similar issues.

You’ll learn how cities and towns of all
sizes are tackling tough challenges like business recruitment and retention,
funding downtown improvements, building support for investment in downtown, improving walkability, creating a more inviting physical environment, activating public spaces, increasing the economic base, and more.

You’ll learn what they are doing and why,
and we’ll point you in the direction of additional resources for more in-depth reading and research, or for informal conversations with colleagues.

So subscribe today and start this
valuable resource working for your
downtown now.

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Web Extras

You’ll receive valuable background material, additional information, and related resources that we just can’t fit in the print newsletter. You’ll have access to these materials in the Web Extras section of the website.


Welcome gift

With your subscription, you’ll receive Business Recruitment and Retention.

Business Recruitment and Retention will show you how downtown organizations, chambers of commerce, and economic development leaders are working together to strengthen at-risk businesses and bring the best new businesses downtown.

The cases show a wide range of practical techniques and are based in large part on research and reporting for Downtown Idea Exchange and Downtown Promotion Reporter newsletters.

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“Our staff very much enjoys Downtown Idea Exchange, We benefit from the experience of other cities who share their success stories in each issue.”
— Brian R. Davis, Director, City of Roseburg Community Development Department

“The Downtown Development Center is one of my most valuable tools. For folks like ourselves with limited resources, we use these publications to light fires that will shine long after the ideas have come to life.”
— Betsy Manuel
Executive Director
Heart of Medford

Downtown Idea Exchange is a great tool and really does bring new networking and sharing opportunities to those of us who work for downtown. Thanks again and keep up the great work.”
— Sherry H. Spring
Executive Director
Downtown Hampton Development Partnership

“I just took over as the new President for Downtown Novato Business Association. I was so impressed with your information on what other towns have done with small grants.”
— Denise Athas
President, Downtown Novato Business Association

“We are long-time subscribers and consider the Idea Exchange very valuable to our work.”
— Sue Dusharme
Programs Director, Downtown Business Association of Escondido