Assessing the Viability of a Business Improvement District in North St Paul

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Assessing the Viability of a Business Improvement District in North St Paul

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Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota




This project was completed as part of the 2013-2014 Resilient Communities Project ( partnership with the City of North St. Paul. As part of a Redevelopment Master Plan for the City, North St. Paul identified strategies for revitalization of the downtown. Project lead Paul Ammerman collaborated with students in PA 8081: Economic Development Capstone Workshop, to investigate the potential for a downtown business improvement district for the city. The students concluded that a business improvement district would not be an appropriate measure for North St. Paul. Instead, they recommended building relationships with the business community, marketing the city, and investing in downtown infrastructure. The students' final report and presentation are available.


Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PA 8081: Economic Development, taught by Lee Munnich and Lyssa Leitner in spring 2014.

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This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at

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Boulay, William; Clarksen, Robert; Darnell, Charles. (2014). Assessing the Viability of a Business Improvement District in North St Paul. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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