Resource Library

Education and Resources

Resources for retail growth are often difficult to find. To make a compelling case for economic growth and expenditure you need proof as well as passion. We have compiled a list of resources to get you started.

Community Resources


Articles to aid your community retail growth and real estate knowledge.


Reports, data, and access to year-over-year trends.


Education series of complementary webinars on retail, real estate, and downtown best practices.

TIF Resources

Tax incentive financing can help grow your community, but is not a cure all.

Upward Trends

Restaurants are Expanding.

A visualization of Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) growth from 1973 – 2019.


sales tax and estimated revenue for 100 retailers 2021
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Do you need data?

Data tells your story to the retail industry.

Market research reports and custom analytics are now available as a subscription service. Providing in-depth, site specific demographics, Research Subscribers can request up to 5 custom reports or maps per a month as needed. Perfect for economic development organizations, developers, brokers, and proactive communities.


ICMA + how retail can transform your small community

Tax Increment Financing