A local community is taking steps to boost downtown businesses. Milton is now part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporations "Connect Communities" program. Milton Mayor Brett Fraizer says the most valuable benefit of the program is the exchange of insights on best practices. He says community leaders will be able to work with other communities in similar situations, and hopefully get a leg up. Since the beginning of the year, the city has emphasized developing the downtown, with the creation of the Downtown Development Action Committee and a small business revolving loan fund.