The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Report Now Available

A strong downtown is critical for a successful city and region. Downtowns, with their relatively small share of land mass, provide significant economic and community impacts and multiple benefits.

The Downtown Tucson Partnership, with support from Rio Nuevo and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC), partnered recently with the International Downtown Association (IDA) to provide a comprehensive report on Downtown Tucson’s value to the city and the region. The residential population in the area increased 5 percent from 2010 to 2018, with more than 15,000 residents.

Downtown Tucson also is included in a compendium report with data and analysis that expands the scope to a total of 24 downtowns across the nation.