Data-Driven Downtown Revitalization

Customer Success Story


Covington’s historic downtown district has lost a lot of small businesses in recent years. Renaissance Covington is working hard to change that, and turned to Skyfii to enable data-driven insights they could use to help their local businesses and government thrive.


  • WiFi access points were installed on building exteriors throughout downtown to capture anonymous behavioral data.
  • SmartZones were defined in Skyfii’s IO platform to measure how visitors interacted with different areas downtown.
  • IO Insight was deployed to visualize the flow of visitor traffic through downtown, and report on metrics like peak traffic times, and visitor frequency.


  • Renaissance Covington was able to recommend optimal business hours and open times to local retailers based on actual traffic patterns throughout downtown.
  • It was discovered that thousands of visitors staying in hotels near the convention center were not engaging with the local retailers a few blocks away, highlighting the opportunity in better reaching those visitors.
  • Local government is leveraging data to acquire Federal and State funding opportunities for revitalization efforts, and justify their ROI.


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Skyfii’s IO Insight is an analytics and reporting  tool for measuring the customer experience across the physical and digital world.


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This project was supported by an Aruba wireless network of over 30 access points, specifically designed for outdoor applications.

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