Strategic Partners

A key part of WDAC’s mission is to collaborate with other organizations to broaden the support and resources available to Wisconsin downtowns. In October 2008, WDAC convened the first annual Strategic Partners Summit. The outcome of this Summit was a pledge to:

  • Promote greater awareness between partner organizations about what each is doing to support Wisconsin downtowns.
  • Identify opportunities to work together such as sharing information, joint programming and improved communication between partner organizations.
  • Identify and collaborate on specific projects that will assist downtown revitalization goals.

The WDAC Downtown Partners meet annually to review accomplishments and identify new collaborative projects.

The following summary includes a list of the WDAC Downtown Partners and a description of each partner organization. WDAC intends to expand on this collaboration by identifying and recruiting other downtown-supporting organizations to become part of the WDAC Downtown Partners.


Wisconsin Main Street Program
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UW-Extension
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new BW Logo-2009-09-TEXT-STACKED1000 Friends of Wisconsin
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ArtsWIGrowing_WebBigArts Wisconsin
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Association of Wisconsin Business Improvement Districts
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International Council of Shopping Centers
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Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association
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Wisconsin Economic Development Association
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WI Historical SocietyWisconsin Historical Society
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wisconsin (3)Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc.
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DNR150x104Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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