Resources

Wisconsin Downtown Action Council is a statewide organization established to facilitate the revitalization of Wisconsin downtowns as vibrant social and economic centers. WDAC will pursue our mission through a mix of strategies including developing partnerships with other organizations, information sharing, and facilitating networking and peer learning. It is our vision that all Wisconsin communities will recognize and support their downtowns as special places and work together for the betterment of all Wisconsin downtowns.

There are many tools available to those working to keep Wisconsin downtowns vital. The challenge is tracking down all the resources. WDAC strives to make available the information most helpful to downtown advocates and professionals through our case studies, community visits, newsletters and e-mail notifications to our members.

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)– Livable Communities
American Planning Association- Wisconsin Chapter
Arts Wisconsin
International Downtown Association
National Main Street Center
– Main Street America and UrbanMain
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy– Route of the Badger Project
Small Biz Survival The small town and rural business resource
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development
University of Wisconsin Extension Center for Community & Economic Development
University of Wisconsin Extension Local Government Center– Business Improvement Districts
Wisconsin Active Together– community resource on building an active community
Wisconsin Bike Fed
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation– historic preservation tax credits, various other grants, Wisconsin Main Street and Connect Communities.
Wisconsin Historical Society– Preserve your homes and properties
Wisconsin Rural Partners– information for rural communities