November 4, 2013 by Jeff
Curious about where your money goes? As it turns out, about half of the income earned by folks in the Brandon market area (about 20 minutes any direction from Downtown) leaves the area for Rutland, Middlebury, and even further, according to a recent study done by UVM Extension and the Downtown Brandon Alliance Economic Restructuring Committee. As noted earlier on this blog, AnnMarie Roth presented the results of that study last Tuesday night.
The study had three parts: a number-crunching analysis of the Brandon market area, as well as our competitive strengths and weaknesses. It also contained a Brandon-business-owner survey and a “consumer” survey, both of which covered quantitative and qualitative assessments of strengths and needs. The results will be presented to the VDAT team this week.
You can also download or view the final Brandon Market Analysis Presentation here (PDF).