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Property Owners Fund Bus Passes to Reduce Parking Congestion
October 5, 2017

Streetscape Upgrade Clears the Clutter,
Reinforces Downtown Brand

September 21, 2017

StoryWalk Brings Children and Their Parents Downtown
September 7, 2017

Quality is Key to a Successful On-Street Vendor Program
August 24, 2017

Attracting Residents
August 10, 2017

No Smoking Downtown
July 27, 2017

March Madness Inspires Downtown Dining Campaign
July 14, 2017

Crosswalk Art a Safety and Funding Concern
June 29, 2017

Fashion Trucks Enliven City Centers
June 16, 2017

Free Wi-Fi and Pedestrian Counts
June 1, 2017

Turning Construction Gridlock into a Downtown Happening
May 18, 2017

Makerspaces Make Their Mark Downtown
May 4, 2017

Invisible Art Comes Downtown
April 20, 2017

Corridor of Light Connects Downtown
April 6, 2017

Attraction Program Supports Local Businesses
March 23, 2017

Privately Funded Loan Program
Supports Downtown Revitalization

March 9, 2017

Downtown Open House Highlights Diverse Options
February 23, 2017

Downtown Commission Eliminates Traditional Incentives
February 9, 2017

Downtown Leaders Place Renewed Emphasis on Supporting At-Risk Businesses
February 9, 2017

Downtown Leaders Place Renewed Emphasis on Supporting At-Risk Businesses
January 26, 2017

Economy Looks Favorable for Housing, But Commission Pressures Remain
January 11, 2017

Creative Corridor Transforms Main Street
December 29, 2016

Holiday Light Displays Attract Crowds
December 15, 2016

Multi-Facade Program Drives Private Investment
December 1, 2016

Where is Downtown?
November 17, 2016

"Small Business Spotlights" connect business owners with the community
November 3, 2016

Turning Under-Utilized Alleys into Livable Lanes
October 20, 2016

Grant Program Makes Downtown Businesses More Accessible
October 7, 2016

Changing Perceptions of Parking Availability
September 22, 2016

Light Festivals Draw Crowds Downtown
September 8, 2016

Usage Data Helps Public Space Evolve
August 25, 2016

Build Experiences into Events to Draw Larger Crowds
August 11, 2016

Regional Trail Boosts Economy in Nine Downtowns
July 28, 2016

Helping the Public Enjoy Public Art
July 14, 2016

Relaxing Downtown’s Open Container Laws
June 30, 2016

Show Downtown Some Love with a Giant Chalkboard
June 16, 2016

Identifying a Unique Downtown Asset Can Drive Development
June 2, 2016

Giant Postcards Encourage Social Media Sharing
May 19, 2016

Nurturing New Businesses with an Incubator
May 5, 2016

Marketing Materials and Events Encourage Development
April 21, 2016

City Identifies Roadblocks to Downtown Redevelopment
April 8, 2016

Attracting Millennials
March 24, 2016

Free, Convenient Trolley Supports Downtown Businesses
March 10, 2016

New Approaches to Restaurant Week Bring Hungry Guests Downtown
February 25, 2016

Empty Building Becomes Heart of Community
February 11, 2016

Using the Arts to Attract and Retain Residents and Visitors
January 28, 2016

Four Trends Shape Downtown Development in the New Year
January 14, 2016

Pop-Up Drive-ins Draw Movie Lovers and the Nostalgic Downtown
December 30, 2015

Creating a Walkable City Center Spurs Growth
December 17, 2015

Stroll Downtown, Get a Cookie
December 3, 2015

Downtown Organization and Police Partner for Safety
November 19, 2015

Ads Feature Small Business Owners
November 5, 2015

Public Space Management Transforms Neglected Spaces
October 22, 2015

"Street Scenes" Enliven Downtown
October 8, 2015

Underutilized Park Transformed into Popular Public Space
September 24, 2015

Inflatable Events Are Enlivening Downtowns
September 10, 2015

Leadership Programs Attract and Retain Young Professionals
August 27, 2015

Attracting Millennials to Live and Work Downtown
August 13, 2015

Incentives Attract Businesses While Improving Buildings
July 30, 2015

Bringing More Special Events Downtown
July 16, 2015

Making Better Use of Bumpouts
July 1, 2015

Partnering with Nonprofits to Draw Customers Downtown
June 18, 2015

Mobile Workshops Bring Planning to the People
June 5, 2015

Downtowns Band Together for Greater Impact
May 21, 2015

Wedding tours attract visitors while supporting businesses
May 6, 2015

Regional downtowns band together to promote local dinning and art
March 12, 2015

Facade Improvement Programs Produce Real Economic Benefits, Study Says
February 25, 2015

Housing Fair and Incentives Attract New Residents
February 11, 2015

Downtown Residential Fuels Revitalization
January 29, 2015

Alcohol-friendly events one of 10 downtown marketing trends to watch in 2015
January 15, 2015

Social Sports Draw Participants and Spectators Downtown
December 18, 2014

12 Strategies that Will Transform Your Downtown
December 4, 2014

Finessing the Shop Local message
November 20, 2014

Bicycle Lanes, Stations, and Share Programs
November 6, 2014

Changing Perceptions About Downtown Parking
October 23, 2014

Bicycle Lanes, Stations, and Share Programs
October 10, 2014

New Wayfinding System Directs Locals and Visitors
September 25, 2014

Multiple Goals Means Multiple Funding Sources
September 11, 2014

To Attract New Businesses, Downtown Reaches Out to Employees
August 27, 2014

Making the Case for Downtown Housing
August 14, 2014

Public Space Fitness Programs Draw Crowds
July 31, 2014

Courting Successful Business Owners
July 17, 2014

Record-breaking Marketing and Public Relations
July 1, 2014

Downtown Site Seeker Program Fills Vacant Space
June 19, 2014

Simple Seating Drives Change in Public Spaces
May 27, 2014

Busker Event Takes Over Downtown
April 10, 2014

An Incubator Model for Smaller Communities
March 27, 2014

Downtown Invites Millennials to Settle Down
March 17, 2014

10 Rules for Downtown Chief Executives
February 28, 2014

City, BID, Tourism Office, and College Partner on Visitor’s Center
February 13, 2014

Reconsidering Portable Signage Ordinances Downtown
January 30, 2014

Ten Trends That Will Shape Downtown Marketing in The New Year
January 16, 2014

Downtown Organization Increases Event Schedule
December 30, 2013

Saving Historic Theaters is an Economic Development Mission in Many Communities
December 12, 2013

Small Business Saturday Can Be A Year-Round Event
November 25, 2013

Building Artistic Neighborhoods
November 15, 2013

Shopping Events Draw Men Downtown
November 1, 2013

Quantifying Event Benefits
October 15, 2013

Data Drives Creation of Successful Public Space
October 1, 2013

Defining Your Community’s Brand
September 13, 2013

Maximizing Downtown Event Space
August 29, 2013

To Attract Tourists, Court The Media
August 15, 2013

Bring More Retail Downtown with a Collective
August 1, 2013

Promoting Downtown With a Comprehensive Plan and Monthly Themes
July 15, 2013

Effective Public Outreach Essential for Every Plan
July 1, 2013

Homegrown Event Creates Buzz, Builds Business
June 15, 2013

Communities grow DIY grocery stores
June 1, 2013

Guerilla placemaking highlights downtown character
May 15, 2013

Dedicated Recruitment Staff Draws Businesses Downtown
May 6, 2013

Pet-Friendly Downtowns Activate Streets, Support Businesses
April 15, 2013

Incentives and Rezoning Stimulate Downtown Housing
April 3, 2013

Online and On-The-Street Events Promote Downtown Fashion
March 18, 2013

Downtown Co-Work Spaces Support Start-Ups
March 5, 2013

Highlighting Downtown's Heritage Draws Visitors
February 18, 2013

Creating Practical Low-Maintenance Public Art Downtown
February 4, 2013

The Economy, Technology, and Changing Lifestyles Bring Challenges and Opportunities Downtown
January 9, 2013

Bringing Busy Women Downtown
January 9, 2013

Incentive Program Creates Downtown Dining Zone
December 17, 2012

Using Art Downtown as an Economic Development Tool
December 5, 2012

Meeting the Need for Public Restrooms Downtown
November 16, 2012

Stakeholder Input Builds Better Holiday Events Downtown
November 5, 2012

Tight Budgets Drive Operational Changes Downtown
October 15, 2012

Merchant Mash Ups Help Downtown Retailers
October 4, 2012

Uncover the Hidden Tourism Potential in Your Downtown
September 5, 2012

Seven Steps to Community Economic Development
August 17, 2012

Downtown Living Tours Attract Brokers and Potential Residents
August 3, 2012

Community Develops Locally Owned Department Store
July 16, 2012

Improving Downtown, One Business at a Time
July 3, 2012

Breathing New Life into Downtown Alleys
June 15, 2012

In Search for More Durable Banners, Downtowns Turn to Metal Pole Art
June 1, 2012

Energy Audits Help Downtown Businesses Remain Competitive
May 17, 2012

Organizing a Cash Mob Downtown
May 1, 2012

Downtown Paid Parking Programs Making a Comeback
April 13, 2012

Measuring Success Downtown: from Inputs to Impacts
April 2, 2012

Downtown Temporary Art Venues Continue to Gain Popularity
March 19, 2012

Visual Enhancement Plan Guides Downtown Facade Improvement
March 1, 2012

Marketing Downtown Festivals and Events via Facebook
February 15, 2012

Local Foods and Culinary Offerings are Basis of Downtown Tourism Niche
February 1, 2012

Skating Rinks Bring People Downtown During Slow Winter Season
January 17, 2012

Downtown Organizations Embrace New Roles in 2012
January 4, 2012

Micro Loans Grow Downtown Businesses and Jobs
December 15, 2011

Pop-Up Shops Make Downtown More Festive
December 1, 2011

Modern Streetcars Gaining Popularity in Downtown Areas
November 15, 2011

Hospitality Training Boosts Business Downtown
November 3, 2011

Designing Downtown for an Aging Population
October 17, 2011

Dressing up Vacant Downtown Storefronts
October 4, 2011

Regulating Portable Cuisine Downtown
September 16, 2011

Celebrating the Market Season Downtown
August 1, 2011

Keeping Project Dollars Local Benefits Downtown Businesses
July 15, 2011

Boosting Downtown Festival and Event Revenue
July 1, 2011

New Executive Report Shows Cities, Towns and Central Business Districts how to Recruit and Retain Main Street Businesses
June 21, 2011

Downtown Arts Development is a Wise Investment
June 16, 2011

Marketing Downtown to Tweens, Teens and Young Adults
May 26, 2011

Cowork Incubators Foster Start-Ups and Fill Vacant Spaces Downtown
May 13, 2011

Three-pronged Approach to Social Media Helps the Downtown Sacramento Partnership Enhance the Area's Image
April 15, 2011

Downtowns Turn to Security Cameras as Low-Cost Crime Deterrent
April 4, 2011

Downtown Scavenger Hunts Go High-Tech
March 15, 2011

Creating a Vibrant Downtown Meeting Place on a Tight Budget
March 1, 2011

Public Art Project Brings Thousands Downtown to Create a New Landmark
February 15, 2011

Collaboration Reduces Competition and Offers Cost Savings for Downtown Organizations
February 1, 2011

Vacant Storefronts Provide Opportunities to Draw People Downtown
January 18, 2011

Downtown Areas Across the Country Struggle in the Recovering Economy
December 28, 2010

The Rain of Pain: Vacant and Abandoned Commercial Properties in Your Downtown
December 15, 2010

Bright Ideas for Downtowns
December 1, 2010

Festival Organizers and Downtown Merchants Join Forces to Boost Business
November 15, 2010

A New Four-point Strategy for Downtown Renewal
November 1, 2010

Billboards Draw Motorists from Highway into Downtown
October 15, 2010

BID Spearheads Energy Savings Program to Reduce the Cost of Running Restaurants, Stores
October 4, 2010

Photography Contest Helps Downtown Businesses Hit Hard by Recession
September 17, 2010

Business Community Buy-In Makes Downtown Project Possible
September 1, 2010

Guerilla Marketing Tactics Help Launch New Downtown Brand
August 13, 2010

New Priorites Report for Downtown Organizations Finds Many Diverse Challenges
August 9, 2010

Business Plan Competition Brings New Retailers Downtown
August 2, 2010

Downtowns Innovate with Community Development Models
July 1, 2010

Building a Volunteer Program Downtown
June 15, 2010

Supporting Others' Events Helps Promote Downtown
June 1, 2010

Affordable Retail Rents Are Essential to a Successful Downtown
May 14, 2010

Downtown Organizations Must Diversify Funding Sources
April 6, 2010

Forgivable Loan Program Attracts and Retains Retailers
April 1, 2010

Adding Bike Lanes and Widening Sidewalks to Create a More "Walkable" Feel in Three Downtowns
March 15, 2010

Consumer Trends Signal Opportunities for Downtown Retail
March 1, 2010

Discounts Can Be Useful in Promoting Downtown Parking
February 16, 2010

Encouraging Trends for Downtown Despite the Economy
January 15, 2010

Emerging Trends and Opportunities for the Nation's Downtowns
January 8, 2010

Grants Help Steer Business Development Downtown
December 15, 2009

Incentives Help Downtown Grow its Residential Base
December 1, 2009

Curb Panhandling While Delivering Much Needed Help
November 16, 2009

Facade Renovation Program Costs Property Owners Nothing
November 2, 2009

Downtowns and Philanthropy: A Connection Worth Exploring
October 15, 2009

Elements of Pedestrian Mall Success Apply to All Downtowns
October 1, 2009

Landlords Must Enter the Twenty-first Century if Small Downtowns are to Thrive
September 15, 2009

Downtown Street Design Guidelines: Learn from the Best
September 1, 2009

Taking a Fresh Approach to CDBG Funds Downtown
August 17, 2009

BID Spearheads Parking Lot Improvement Project, Cuts Costs by Almost 50 Percent
August 1, 2009

Plan for Downtown's Long-Term Future
July 15, 2009

Shop Local vs. Gift Certificate Programs Downtown
July 2, 2009

Using Smart Economic Positioning to Weather the Downturn
June 15, 2009

Payment-in-lieu-of-parking Spaces Improves Efficiency Downtown
June 1, 2009

Downtown Vacancies: Let's Get Real
May 15, 2009

Downtown Facade Program Spurs Reinvestment
May 1, 2009

Retaining Locally Owned and Operated Businesses Downtown
April 15, 2009

Issuing an Effective RFP for Downtown Projects
April 2, 2009

Capturing Tourist Dollars for Downtown
March 16, 2009

How to Manage Bad News in Your Downtown
March 2, 2009

Downtowns Should Prepare for the Economy's Recovery
February 17, 2009

Downtown Prescott, AZ Runs Co-op Ads on Cable TV to Bring Back Shoppers
February 5, 2009


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