For Businesses

2017 Survey Results

In the first quarter of 2017, Uptown collaborated with a group of Calvin College students to conduct marketing research for the district. Students surveyed three primary stakeholders in Uptown: the business owners, area residents and shoppers. The stakeholders were asked about their perceptions of Uptown, its greatest assets, its challenges and recommendations for improvements.  Nearly 600 business owners, area residents and consumers took the time to give feedback on their perceptions of the Uptown district. The following reports and recommendations were recently compiled by past Uptown Co-Manager, Diane Stoneman, and may serve as a guide for both Uptown and individual business districts in future planning.

2017 Uptown Overall Report & Recommendations

East Fulton Business Survey Report

East Hills Business Survey Report

Eastown Business Survey Report

Wealthy Street Survey Report