Bruce Schwartau of the University of Minnesota Extension Service will present a “Retail Trade Analysis for Northfield and Rice County” at the June NDDC Downtown Forum. The Retail Trade Analysis is based on state sales tax revenue and shows local market trends over the past 10+ years. It highlights both areas of strength and areas of opportunities for Northfield retailers.
What will a Retail Trade Analysis do for Northfield? Bruce has prepared a one-page explanation (pdf) called A Healthy Retail Community = A Healthy Town of some of the reasons for looking at this data.
The forum is being sponsored by the First National Bank of Northfield, the Northfield News and the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation. It will be held on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:00 am in the Archer House Riverview Conference Room, 212 Division Street in downtown Northfield. The public is invited and coffee and cookies will be served.