America's downtowns using innovative strategies to rebound.

A newly released survey by HyettPalma, Inc., a D.C.-based nationalconsulting group specializing in the economic renaissance of olderbusiness districts, identifies specific techniques adopted by downtownsacross the country in their struggle to regain economic marketshare fromsuburbia.

"The survey results show an overall increase in economically driven programs," says Dolores P. Palma, President of HyettPalma, Inc. "After nearly 30 years of losing market share to malls, retail giants and discounters, downtowns are on the upswing. These 'Davids' of the business world are finally organizing and adopting successful techniques to co-exist with the 'Goliaths'--aggress