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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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