We had the fantastic opportunity to attend the International Downtown Association annual conference for the second time earlier this week in Baltimore.
At last year's conference the Downtown Alliance was not yet six months old and our minds were blown that the challenges and opportunities facing downtown Saint Paul were essentially the same as downtowns everywhere. And as such we've had the ability to learn best practices and hear from industry experts from around the world about what is or isn't working for them.
This time we went with another year of experience under our belts and were able to share many of our own successes with leaders from other cities. We were able to tout the statistics from
Streets of Summer
while learning about the latest advances in downtown data benchmarking. We shared our experiences with downtown Saint Paul's
explosive population growth
and listened to experts discuss innovative solutions to retail and mobility that benefit downtown's worker and residential populations.
We're more energized than ever to work together with all of you to make downtown fantastic.
Enjoy your weekend!
See you all around (down)town,
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance