BLEDC Eyes 17 Businesses to Come to Big Lake
The Big Lake Economic Development Corporation board of directors met with Aaron Farmer, senior vice president of The Retail Coach, last Thursday to discuss the group’s next step in bringing more retail business to Big Lake.
Farmer presented the group with a Retailer Targeting List with 17 businesses that he considers a fit for Big Lake.
“In all our work across the country we are able to identify what retailers look for in a community,” Farmer said. “It is their customer profile. That includes trade area population, ages, demographics. It also includes needs in the community shown by economic leakage or gaps.”