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Date

Title

184
March, 2016
Storemageddon
183
Dec. 2015
Five Keys to Downtown Success
182
Sept. 2015
Measuring Success in Small City Downtown Revitalization Efforts
181
June, 2015
Businesses After the Opening of Walmart
180
Mar. 2015
Downtown Storefront Improvements
179
Oct. 2013
Downtown Internet Connectivity
178
Aug. 2013
A Profile of Wisconsin’s Small Town Downtowns
177
Jan. 2013
Downtown Financing Options
176
Nov. 2012
Public Private Partnerships
175
Apr. 2012
Who Lives in Wisconsin’s Downtown’s?
174
Oct. 2011
Employment in Small City Downtowns
173
Apr. 2011
Retail and Service Business Mix in Wisconsin
172
Dec. 2010
Creating Third Places
171
Nov. 2010
Creating a Local Food Niche in Your Downtown
170
Oct. 2010
Economic Vitality of Downtowns
169
Sept. 2010
Importance of Buying Local
168
Aug. 2010
Buy Local” Campaigns and Economic Research
167
July, 2010
Evaluating Your “Buy Local” Program
166
June, 2010
“Buy Local” Campaigns: Getting Started
165
May, 2010
Economic Development Tools 
164
Apr. 2010
Bringing Green Buildings Downtown
163
Mar. 2010
Back Door Retailing
162
Feb. 2010
Public Markets, Street Vendors and Downtowns
161
Jan. 2010
Revitalizing Downtown Retail
160
Dec. 2009
Promoting Downtown Living to Retirees
159
Nov. 2009
The Future of Downtown Retail – Part II
158
Oct. 2009
The Future of Downtown Retail – Part I
157
Sept. 2009
Low Cost Building Improvements Downtown
156
Aug. 2009
The Wal-Mart Effect
155
July, 2009
Preparing for Economic Recovery
154
June, 2009
Branding for Downtown Success
153
May, 2009
Supporting Entrepreneurship Downtown
152
Apr. 2009
Why Downtowns Will Shine After the Economic Storm
151
Mar. 2009
Convenience Niche During Tough Economic Times
150
Feb. 2009
Lessons and Strategies of a Recession 
149
Jan. 2009
Ten Things to do During Difficult Economic Times
148
Dec. 2008
Helping Businesses During Difficult Economic Times
147
Nov. 2008
Consumer Behavior During Difficult Economic Times
146
Oct. 2008
Identifying Businesses in Trouble 
145
Sept. 2008
Key Businesses in Vibrant Tourism Towns
144
Aug. 2008
Revisiting the General Store Concept
143
July, 2008
Downtowns that Celebrate Ethnic Heritage
142
June, 2008
Restaurant Failures
141
May, 2008
Role of Cooperatives in Development
140
Apr. 2008
Capturing Sales from Recreational Homeowners
139
Mar. 2008
Year-Round Marketing in Tourism Communities
138
Feb. 2008
The Downtown Coffee House Business
137
Jan. 2008
Ten Global Trends Affecting Downtowns
136
Dec. 2007
Ten Realistic Retail Themes for a Vibrant Downtown
135
Nov. 2007
Creating a Vibrant (and Realistic) Retail Mix
134
Oct. 2007
Green Downtowns
133
Sept. 2007
Valuing Downtown Employees
132
Aug. 2007
The Local Costs and Benefits of Wal-Mart
131
July, 2007
Retire Downtown
130
June, 2007
Developing Effective Business Recruitment Materials
129
May, 2007
Starting a Cultural Heritage Tourism Program
128
Apr. 2007
Downtown Revitalization and Enhancing Sense of Place
127
Mar. 2007
Innovative Downtown Businesses
126
Feb. 2007
The Importance Heritage to Downtown Economics
125
Jan. 2007
Serving Downtown Office Workers
124
Dec. 2006
Rural Downtown Development
123
Nov. 2006
Green Consumers
122
Oct. 2006
Family Amusements for Downtown Revitalization
121
Sept. 2006
How Local Businesses Can Serve Trail Users
120
Aug. 2006
Wal-Mart Unveils Community Store Design 
119
July, 2006
Seven Components of a Successful Incubator
118
June, 2006
Downtown Redevelopment Efforts in Midwest Cities
117
May, 2006
Urban Tourism
116
Apr. 2006
What Drives Consumer Behavior?
115
Mar. 2006
E-Commerce: Opportunities for Small Retailers
114
Feb. 2006
Challenges Ahead for Small Independent Retailers
113
Jan. 2006
Trends Facing Small Independent Retailers
112
Dec. 2005
Characteristics of Successful Downtowns
111
Nov. 2005
The Importance of Government Facilities Downtown
110
Oct. 2005
Seven Relationship-Building Business Strategies
109
Sept. 2005
Reclaiming the Waterfront
108
Aug. 2005
Ways Communities Can Revive Independent Businesses
107
July, 2005
Why Independent Businesses Are Important
106
June, 2005
Developing a Downtown Strategic Plan
105
May, 2005
Smart Downtown Parking
104
Apr. 2005
Retail Demand and Supply Analysis: New Software 
103
Mar. 2005
Keeping the Movies Downtown
102
Feb. 2005
Coexisting With Big Box Retailers
101
Jan. 2005
So You’ve Survived Road Construction – Now what?
100
Dec. 2004
Community-Owned Stores Provide Alternative to Chains
99
Nov. 2004
Wal-Mart’s Growth and Vulnerable Retail Sectors
98
Oct. 2004
Economic Restructuring for Downtown Revitalization
97
Sept. 2004
Niche Development in Small City Downtowns
96
Aug. 2004
Seven Keys to Main Street Success
95
July, 2004
Can Downtowns Survive?
94
June, 2004
Downtown and the Youth Market
93
May, 2004
Serving Ethnic Markets
92
Apr. 2004
Rules for Successful Tourism Marketing
91
Mar. 2004
Lifestyle Retail Centers
90
Feb. 2004
Downtown Housing Opportunities
89
Jan. 2004
Downtown’s Role in the New Economy
88
Dec. 2003
Ten Steps to a Living Downtown
87
Nov. 2003
Making Downtown a Place to Live, Work, and Play
86
Oct. 2003
Business Trends Across Northern Wisconsin
85
Sept. 2003
Lodging Industry Trends
84
Aug. 2003
Restaurant Industry Trends
83
July, 2003
Economic Benefits of A Walkable Community
82
June, 2003
Business Recruitment
81
May, 2003
Greyfields and Ghostboxes
80
Apr. 2003
Surviving Road Construction
79
Mar. 2003
Business Retention and Expansion
78
Feb. 2003
Main Street Partnering
77
Jan. 2003
Trends in Retail and Shopping Centers
76
Dec. 2002
Keeping a Grocery Store Downtown
75
Nov. 2002
Optimal Placement of Downtown Businesses
74
Oct. 2002
The Internet as a Retail Sales Tool
73
Sept. 2002
Consumer Spending by Age Group
72
Aug. 2002
Evaluation Downtown Retail Opportunities
71
July, 2002
Evaluating Downtown Service Business Opportunities
70
June, 2002
Evaluating Downtown Restaurant Opportunities
69
May, 2002
Business District Market Analysis: On-line Toolbox
68
Apr. 2002
Reusing a Downtown Department Store
67
Mar. 2002
Downtown Hotel Development
66
Feb. 2002
Downtown Development: Key Trends & Practices
65
Jan. 2002
Capturing Commuter Expenditures
64
Dec. 2001
Downtowns and Chain Businesses: Part II
63
Nov. 2001
Downtowns and Chain Businesses: Part I
62
Oct. 2001
Analyzing County Retail Sales
61
Sept. 2001
Strengths and Weaknesses of National Discounters
60
Aug. 2001
Parking and Pedestrians: Balancing Two Key Elements
59
July, 2001
The Impact of Wal-Mart on Small Towns
58
June, 2001
2001 National Main Street Trends Survey
57
May, 2001
Realistic Expectations for Downtown Retail
56
Apr. 2001
Tourist Prospecting Using GIS
55
Mar. 2001
Business Improvement District Development in Wisconsin
54
Feb. 2001
Reusing Vacant Department Stores in Small Communities
53
Jan. 2001
Smart Growth as an Opportunity for Downtowns
52
Dec. 2000
Using GIS to Measure Patterns of Retail Sprawl
51
Nov. 2000
How Independent Stores Can Survive in Your Community
50
Oct. 2000
Enhancing Downtown’s Sense of Place
49
Sept. 2000
Resurgence of Inner-City Retail
48
Aug. 2000
Mixed-Use Developments
47
July, 2000
Renovation and Repositioning of Shopping Centers
46
June, 2000
Shopping Center Site Selection
45
May, 2000
Chain Store Site Selection
44
Apr. 2000
Downtown Upper Floor Utilization
43
Mar. 2000
Business Recruitment Process for Downtowns
42
Feb. 2000
Service Business Mix In Wisconsin’s Small Downtowns
41
Jan. 2000
Retail and Service Trends in Wisconsin
40
Dec. 1999
Low-Density Growth in the Retail Sector
39
Nov. 1999
E-Commerce and Retail:  Major Changes are Underway
38
Oct. 1999
Building Main Street from Scratch
37
Sept. 1999
Retail Development in Growing Communities
36
Aug. 1999
Retail Strategies to Capture Tourism Dollars:  Part III
35
July, 1999
Retail Strategies to Capture Tourism Dollars:  Part II
34
June, 1999
Retail Strategies to Capture Tourism Dollars:  Part I
33
May, 1999
Lifestyle and Consumer Cluster Systems
32
Apr. 1999
Retail Expenditure Potential by Store Type
31
Mar. 1999
Why Many Small Stores Barely Survive and Often Fail
30
Feb. 1999
Guiding Downtown Development
29
Jan. 1999
Y2K and Retail Business
28
Dec. 1998
Retail Mix in Wisconsin’s “Tiny Towns”
27
Nov. 1998
Retail Mix in Wisconsin’s Small Downtowns
26
Oct. 1998
Retail in College Towns
25
Sept. 1998
Retail Mix in Tourism Communities
24
Aug. 1998
Store Hours and Downtowns Retailing
23
July, 1998
Evaluating the Health of Downtowns
22
June, 1998
Challenges Facing Shopping Malls
21
May, 1998
Increasing Retail Activity through Tourism
20
Apr. 1998
General Merchandise Stores in Small Towns
19
Mar. 1998
Niche Strategies for Downtowns: Part III
18
Feb. 1998
Niche Strategies for Downtowns: Part II
17
Jan. 1998
Niche Strategies for Downtowns: Part I
16
Dec. 1997
Restaurant Franchising in Small Towns
15
Nov. 1997
Retail in the Urban Neighborhood
14
Oct. 1997
Outlet Shopping:  A Retail Opportunity for Some
13
Sept. 1997
Demographic Trends are Shaping Retail
12
Aug. 1997
Filling Vacant Retail Space
11
July, 1997
Business Clustering to Build Retail Sales
10
June, 1997
The Impact of Catalog Shopping on Traditional Retail
9
May, 1997
Trends in the Resort Industry
8
Apr. 1997
Wisconsin’s Tavern Industry
7
Mar. 1997
Retail and Entertainment
6
Feb. 1997
Retailing in Resort Communities
5
Jan. 1997
Attracting Retailers to Your Community
4
Dec. 1996
Co-Existing with the Retail Giants:  Strategies for Retailers
3
Nov. 1996
Co-Existing with the Retail Giants:  Community Strategies
2
Oct. 1996
Retail Development Strategies and Your Community
1
Sept. 1996
Retail Trends Continue to Change