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Why Downtown is Important

Downtown is a symbol of:

  • Community Economic Health
  • Partnership between the private sector and public sector
  • Local quality of life
  • Community Pride
  • Community History

Downtown is important factor for industrial and commercial developers and professional recruitment.

Downtown represents independent businesses which:
  • Support local families
  • Support local community projects such as teams and schools
  • Keep profits in town (Chain stores and internet purchases send profits out of town.)

Downtown helps reduce sprawl by concentrating activity in one area.

Downtown is a major employer. Maybe it’s the largest employer in town.

Downtown infrastructure is a major public investment. Only healthy businesses in buildings assessed at full value generate taxes that give taxpayers a good return on this public investment.

Downtown revitalized protects property values in surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Downtown is the heart of the community and the site of local government and the arts.

Downtown is an important community space where Members of all segments of the community can
meet equally for parades and other community events.

Downtown can be a tourist attraction and is the location of a community’s unique businesses and
buildings.

Downtown is where the community’s arts and culture thrives.