A small group of us had the opportunity to attend a conference of downtown organizations from across North America, and we learned a ton! One of my biggest takeaways is that the opportunities and challenges we face in Saint Paul are not unique, but rather they are ubiquitous in cities around the country. It is an exciting time for downtown’s everywhere right now as we try to keep up with and harness new technologies, and as we all try to manage unprecedented demand for downtown living. One of our best competitive advantages is our foundation of cross-sector partnerships in downtown which will serve us well as we navigate these opportunities. Before I close, I want to remind those of you who haven’t voted to make sure you cast your ballot by Tuesday – it is imperative that we continue to lead in this most basic level of civic participation.
See you all around (down)town,
The Saint Paul Downtown Alliance