Working DOWNTOWN: Part 3

Only 13 percent of the jobs located downtown in the typical Wisconsin small community (pop. 1,000 to 5,000) are in retail. Food services and accommodations (restaurants, taverns, and lodging) employ another 11 percent of the people working downtown.

Other major employers downtown include: finance and insurance, health care, educational services, social services, public administration, professional services, and manufacturing.

QUESTION:  What percentage of all jobs located within one-quarter mile of the center of downtown in Wisconsin small communities are in manufacturing?

<div style=”text-indent:23px”> A. 4% </div>
<div style=”text-indent:23px”> B.  7%</div>
<div style=”text-indent:23px”> C. 9%</div>
<div style=”text-indent:23px”> D. 13%</div>
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<strong>D. 13%</strong>

The study a revealed that 13 percent of all jobs located within one-quarter mile of the center of downtown in Wisconsin small communities are in manufacturing?.  Manufacturing is tied with retail as the largest employers in the downtowns of Wisconsin small communities.

¹ Downtown includes the area within one-quarter mile of the center of downtown. Small towns are defined here to include Wisconsin communities with between 1,000 and 5,000 residents.

Employment in Wisconsin Downtowns, Bill Ryan and Jangik Jin, University of Wisconsin Extension, 2011.