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Generating Foot Traffic in Your Downtown

It’s a constant concern of communities everywhere – how to keep their downtowns and mainstreets vibrant and busy with people.  Few goals are as important to a community’s economic development, and few successes have such a broad multiplying effect.  Increased foot traffic leads to more downtown purchases, which attract quality retailers who, in turn, generate more traffic.

To get this positive cycle of growth in motion and keep it going though, is a challenge on several levels.  First of all, whose responsibility is it?  Sometimes leadership rests with economic development officials and sometimes with a business improvement association.  But really, mainstreet success takes more than one group of people. It takes a village!

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