I’ve seen first hand in other communities like Rapid City,SD and Fort Collins, CO how this events-driven plazawill give our downtown the opportunity to become the thriving, exciting, and vibrant place that Casper and its people deserve.
-Mike Stepp, Owner - Donells Candies MAIN

ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES

The economic benefits of farmers markets, long discussed anecdotally, have been the subject of numerous studies. The following are highlights from some of these studies on the direct and indirect economic impacts of public markets and farmers markets:

• In a 2002 survey, customers from a variety of indoor and open-air markets around the country, discovered that 60% of market shoppers also visited nearby stores on the same day; of those, 60% said that they visited those additional stores only on days that they visit the market.

• A 2006 study on farmers markets in the Canadian province of Ontario confirms these findings, showing that an overwhelming majority of farmers market customers also patronize at least one other nearby store on their way to or from the market, with many visiting two or more stores in the same trip.

pps.org/reference/measuring-the-impact-of-public-markets-and-farmers-markets-on-local-economies

Enjoy free splash pad for the kids, outdoor movies, picnics in the park, integrated vendor areas, farmers market, concert series, and festivals.

Enjoy free splash pad for the kids, outdoor movies, picnics in the park, integrated vendor areas, farmers market, concert series, and festivals.

Enjoy ice skating, fire pits and warming station, hot chocolate stands, tree lighting ceremony, winter festivals, and holiday celebrations.

Enjoy ice skating, fire pits and warming station, hot chocolate stands, tree lighting ceremony, winter festivals, and holiday celebrations.

Enjoy all of the same benefits within David Street Station but opportunities to expand into the streets for larger festivals that include dueling performance stages, activity area for kids, and additional vendor space.

Enjoy all of the same benefits within David Street Station but opportunities to expand into the streets for larger festivals that include dueling performance stages, activity area for kids, and additional vendor space.