Grand Rapids' blend of popular national retail chains and locally grown niche businesses make it a regional destination for shopping. According to the 2007 U of M Extension Grand Rapids Retail Trade Analysis, per capita gross retail sales in Grand Rapids equaled $47,500. In 2008, general merchandise pull factors indicated a customer population of over 48,000.
In January of 2014, the Grand Rapids Market Area Profile was completed, which examines the demographic and spending characteristics of the Grand Rapids trade area customer population. The study breaks the data down in to business categories and uses this data to estimates which categories are underserved in our market.
Grand Rapids is well positioned and prepared for additional commercial growth. The State Highway 169 South corridor offers over 75 acres of building sites, complete with infrastructure already in place, for rapid development.
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