A recent report by Smart Growth America and Cushman & Wakefield of 500 U.S. companies that moved to a downtown location between 2010 and 2015, revealed why small and large businesses are moving downtown. Here are the top factors that played an important role in their decision:
This is a national survey revealing national trends, but Downtown Fargo is progressing in this same direction. Many local as well as regional companies are headquartered downtown. Companies like R.D. Offutt are considering making even bolder presences downtown. Tech companies like Intelligent InSights and Myriad Mobile call downtown home. But to capitalize more on these trends, we need to ensure Downtown Fargo is welcoming to all, walkable, clean and safe. These are economic development amenities that will make downtown even more competitive in the future.