The University of Puget Sound not only brings bright young students to our area, the university reaches out to the community in many ways. One of those community outreach efforts is having students work with local businesses to apply lessons to a real-world organization. The Ruston-Point Defiance Business District was recently the subject of an analysis by a group of business leadership seniors who looked at ways to improve the district.
The report researched current demographics, market trends, existing conditions and identified several steps to improve life for the district and businesses in our area. The full report is available here. Key recommendations include filling vacancies with businesses that meet local needs, street-scape and storefront improvements and hosting fundraiser events to increase the available budget. The district is actively reviewing the report and looking at ways to implement the recommendations.
Take a look and the report and share your thoughts. Are these ways to improve our area? What other ideas do you have?