2017 State of the Downtown
The 2017 State of the Downtown took place on Wednesday, September 20th at the Overture Center for the Arts. The event featured the release of the 2017 State of the Downtown metrics report and a panel discussion on major downtown issues and opportunities facing our downtown. Panel members included: Dr. Ruben Anthony, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison; Deb Archer, President & CEO, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau and Madison Area Sports Commission; Brad Binkowski, Principal, Urban Land Interests; Natalie Erdman, Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development, City of Madison; and Judge Everett Mitchell, Dane County Circuit Court
The State of the Downtown started in 2010 as an effort to create an annual benchmarking report to provide timely, objective and accurate data about downtown Madison. The metrics in the report focus on aspects of downtown development and investment, housing, residents, quality of life and safety, office market, workforce, education, retail and restaurants, tourism and attractions, mobility and sustainability. The report as a whole is used to better understand the current state of our downtown and to help determine priorities and actions steps to sustain and grow a healthy and vital central city.
To view the 2017 report, click here and for reports from prior years, see the links on left hand menu bar. For optimal viewing, use Internet Explorer or Chrome.
Thank you to our 2017 State of the Downtown sponsors!
360 Commercial Real Estate,
CāS4 Architecture, LLC,
Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools,
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center,
River Valley Bank
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