II. Understanding Your Community’s Market

This part of the Downtown Toolbox provides a series of resources necessary to develop a broad and basic overview of the competitive environment. It provides the necessary foundation to provide more in-depth analysis of different business and real estate sectors. Tools include:


Program Updates

Apply Now – Community Economic Analysis for Rural Wisconsin Communities
The Hotel Industry: Recovery and Future Development in Our Communities
Creative Economy Summit
Generating Activity in Downtown Waupun
Bringing Back Downtown Retail After COVID-19
April 29, 2020 Lunch N Learn: Measuring Downtown Vitality in Mid-Sized Communities


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A Broader Vision of Quality of Life as Economic Development Policy
The Hotel Industry: Recovery and Future Development in Our Communities
Focus Group Analysis Tips
Developing Questions for Focus Group Interviews
Recovery in the Hotel Business (Issue 197, May 2022)
A Community Education Approach

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