HCP Completes the Fourth Bi-Annual Downtown Resident and Workforce Study

TAMPA, Fla. (February 26, 2015) HCP recently completed analysis of the fourth installment of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s biennial study of “downtowners.” The study, which began in 2008, has evolved over the years, offering the Tampa Downtown Partnership a trending “pulse” and offering a portal through which residents and workers can voice perceptions, preferences and perceived opportunities for Downtown Tampa.

In the current installment, historical questions were maintained, while modifications were made to enable capture of how well Downtown Tampa is catering to various target groups, where they are spending their time and money, and what the perceived strengths and weaknesses are of various Downtown regions.

Senior Research Director Sarah Lindemuth said, “The results from the study suggest a significantly more vibrant Downtown than when we first began in 2008. Participation in Downtown attractions and engagement with events has significantly increased since the study’s origination. Appreciation for the waterfront grows as does demand for optimally using it.”

HCP Chairman, Pat Hill will present highlights from the study next month at the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Annual Downtown Development Forum. The Forum focuses on the exploration of innovative ideas in urban development and serves as a catalyst for discussion and problem solving for major urban issues in Downtown.

For more information on this event, visit www.tampasdowntown.com.

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