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Background and Objectives

In 2011, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) launched a marketing research program to assist the development of its marketing plan. The DDA continued this program in 2012, 2013 and 2015 to provide an update as well as provide information on a trended basis in order to track progress and change.

The goal of the research is to provide understanding and insights of current visitors in terms of visit behavior, spending, wants/needs, satisfaction, demographic profile, etc. Additionally, an understanding of market area residents in terms of awareness, visitation, perception of the area, barriers to visitation, etc. is sought. As such, a two-part research study has been undertaken.

This report presents findings from the second part of the research - a survey of Palm Beach County residents. The first part of the research, reported separately, is an on-site survey of Downtown West Palm Beach visitors.