Cambridge Economic Research

Commercial District Revitalization

Cambridge Economic Research has expertise in developing strategies to breathe new life into traditional city and town center commercial districts. We have developed successful revitalization strategies for MainStreet and surrounding commercial districts in over 50 communities across the county. Many of these projects have been based around arts and entertainment institutions and businesses. The arts and entertainment industry has become widely recognized as an important catalyst for the revitalization of commercial districts throughout the country.

Over the past twenty-five years, Cambridge Economic Research has developed a national reputation in the field of economic impact analysis, commercial district revitalization, and arts-based economic development strategies.



Economic Impact of Arlington’s Theatres | Town of Arlington, MA

Economic Impact analysis of Arlington’s two theaters on the attracting visitors and shoppers to the City’s commercial districts.



Downtown Milford Revitalization Plan | Town of Milford, MA

Cambridge Economic Research’s strategy for the revitalization of this now-thriving commercial district in Boston’s westerns suburbs has underpinned downtown Milford’s renaissance as an entertainment hub for the surrounding towns.



Revitalization Strategy for Downtown Lowell | City of Lowell, MA

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and arts and entertainment-based strategy for the revitalization of key historic mill buildings and educational institutions in Lowell’s City Center.



East Delmar Loop Commercial Revitalization Strategy | City of St. Louis, MO

Cambridge Economic Research’s arts and entertainment-based strategy for the revitalization of the East Delmar Loop near Washington University in St. Louis has underpinned the successful re-birth of the district.



Retail Analysis for Westwood Station Mall, MA | Cabot, Cabot, & Forbes

For a leading Boston Developer, Cambridge Economic Research prepared a market assessment of the prospects for a new mixed use mall and supporting housing and office space at the Westwood Commuter Rail Station in Boston’s Central Suburbs.