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DCBID Continues to Survey Downtown

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at 10:44AM
Downtown Demographics Survey

The Downtown Center BID launched its 2008 Demographics Survey roughly ten days ago, and as of yesterday afternoon 1,873 people had contributed their information to the effort. DCBID hopes to use the information about those who live and work here to make a case for businesses to open Downtown.

Unlike past surveys, which targeted only residents, this time the BID wants to get data about everyone who visits Downtown. All of the data helps to build a more comprehensive picture about the Downtown market.

In its marketing materials for the survey, DCBID points out some Downtown favorites as targets: Trader Joe's, Target, Whole Foods and Cheesecake Factory. While big names have long been reluctant to open Downtown, the combination of great success stories from locations that have opened and good demographic information on the market should continue to make that pitch easier.

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