(Juneau) The City of Juneau has become a Connect Community. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Connect Communities program helps local leaders leverage the unique assets of their downtowns and commercial districts. It also provides access to resources and networking opportunities to support local revitalization efforts. Juneau became interested in the program after undertaking initiatives within the Blue Zones Project. City officials hope participation in the Connect Communities group will provide access to additional tools and resources to help them achieve their goals for making downtown Juneau a thriving and livable place for residents and visitors. Specific initiatives include incentivizing new housing and retail development, activate downtown’s sidewalks and improve both natural features and built environments.