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Updated Retail Data Report

May 23, 2013

Retail Data Report Provides Information on Business Opportunities and Sales Leakage in Five County Region

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado (Region 9) has updated Retail Data for each of the five southwest Colorado counties. These reports measure how each community’s retail sales compare to others of similar size across the state.

“Silverton, Pagosa Springs, Durango and Cortez compare positively to other communities their size,” said Laura Lewis Marchino, assistant director of Region 9.

Retail trade sectors are also looked at to see whether there is a sales surplus, demonstrating whether communities are drawing in shoppers from outside the region, or leakage, identifying what goods are being purchased outside the region. We last updated this report in 2006 and the current document is now on our website under “Regional Data” and can be downloaded. If you have any questions, please contact us at 970-247-9621.