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First Annual “State of the Downtown”

Episode first aired on 11/2/2010

Downtown Madison, Inc.,'s First Annual "State of the Downtown" event. Featured were remarks by Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz; George Austin of the Overture Foundation; Al Fish from the University of Wisconsin; and special guest Rich Bradley from the Downtown Washington D.C. Business Improvement District. The purpose of the event is to bring together business and community leaders, government officials, downtown neighborhood associations, UW-Madison & Madison College officials and city staff to take a comprehensive look at many aspects of the downtown including employment, tax base, conventions & tourism, arts & culture, entertainment, and housing trends to improve and enhance the state of downtown Madison.