The local project team, led by Newton Main Street, finished the Downtown Newton Market Analysis September 2015.
Conclusions in the final report derived from analysis of survey results (from 105 Main Street District businesses and 470 consumers), background research and current market data.
Consultants from Main Street Iowa and Downtown Professionals Network guided the work of the project team. The Iowa Economic Development Authority selected Newton as one of seven Main Street communities to receive a grant of technical assistance to conduct the market analysis. The technical assistance services have an estimated market value of $15,000.