The Wyoming Main Street Alliance says Laramie easily led the state in the number of downtown renovation projects and public improvement projects last year.
The group says the average number of renovation projects in 2013 in major Wyoming downtowns was about 15. Laramie had 46.
Main Street works to revitalize cities by preserving their historical characters. Each year they track new businesses, jobs, and projects that improve downtowns.
Casper business owners will vote on whether to renew a tax on downtown businesses to fund the Downtown Development Authority.
The Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is run by several business owners in Casper with the goal of improving the city’s downtown area and attracting customers to businesses.
City Councilman Bob Hopkins says the DDA provides important services.