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Downtown Madison Retail and Market Analysis Survey
The City of Madison invites you to help shape the future of downtown retail and has hired a consultant to analyze the retail vitality of the downtown - specifically the State Street - Capitol Square - King Street Area. Your input can help determine the best strategies and proposals needed to maintain and expand a successful downtown experience. The survey will only take 3-5 minutes, and your feedback is essential. To access the survey, click here. Please share this link with your friends, family and colleagues. The survey will be open until the end of July. Questions about the Downtown Madison Retail Study, contact Rebecca Cnare with the City of Madison at

Summer in YOUR City presented by BID!
Madison's Central BID has many events and activities planned as part of their "Summer in YOUR City" program series in downtown Madison including the Live & Local Concert Series, Don't Lose YOUR Mind Mondays, Wisconsin Author Series, YOUR Lunchtime Live, Ian's Pizza Outdoor Open Mic, Kids Create at the Top of State and much more! For a complete list of events visit the BID’s Facebook page here.

City of Madison Retail Improvement Grant
The City of Madison has approved a TIF Grant program through the Office of Business Resources that will provide funding for improvements to retail spaces within the central downtown area. As the City of Madison, residents, business owners and development community continue to invest in creating a vibrant downtown they recognize the need to invest in the independent retailers in the downtown area to make sure we continue to maintain the independent flavor that makes Madison special. For more information, click here.

Downtown Road Construction Projects
Many road construction projects are currently taking place or are in the planning process for downtown Madison. For detailed updates and information on some of these road construction projects, visit the Madison's Central BID website at
Orpheum Theater sign lights up for the first time
Posted: July 22, 2016

Apartment building permits reach new heights in first half of 2016
Posted: July 19, 2016

Dane County Board unanimously supports purchase of Madison Chamber building for day center
Posted: July 15, 2016

Square to be 4-sided again; Capitol streets reopening Friday after work
Posted: July 14, 2016

City Council gives final approval to $170 million Judge Doyle Square project
Posted: July 6, 2016

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin proposes time limits to reduce obstructive use of downtown sidewalks
Posted: July 6, 2016

Downtown Madison needs better bus depot
Posted: June 22, 2016

City Council approves actions involving 2 TIF districts
Posted: June 22, 2016
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