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Buxton to Assist City of La Grande, OR in Retail Recruitment Strategy

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 2, 2017) – The City of La Grande, Oregon, recently partnered with Fort Worth-based Buxton to develop a targeted retail recruitment and retention strategy. Buxton’s customer analytics and retail expertise will help city leaders identify the retailers that are the best fit for the local community and provide support for existing businesses.  

“A thriving retail sector enhances quality of life and boosts the local economy,” said Christine Jarski, economic development director of the City of La Grande. “We look forward to better understanding the needs of our residents and providing an outstanding shopping and dining experience.”  

“We are excited to partner with La Grande on this initiative,” said Jacob Davis, director of sales at Buxton. “We will provide the customer insights city leaders need to effectively recruit new retailers and support and grow existing local businesses.”

By becoming a Buxton client, La Grande will have access to SCOUT®, Buxton’s proprietary web-based real estate platform, giving city leaders data and information at their fingertips to analyze different areas of the city.

Buxton has worked with more than 750 communities across the country to improve retail development strategies. Client cities include Kent, WA; Washington City, UT; Selah, WA and many others.

About La Grande, Oregon

The City of La Grande is the economic, educational, recreational, and cultural hub for eastern Oregon, with a family oriented, small-town character. With an excellent transportation system, an available and trained workforce, existing manufacturing and commercial sites, and an active business community, La Grande is truly a great place to do business.

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About Buxton

Buxton is the industry leader in customer analytics. Our analytics reveal who your customers are, where more potential customers are located and the value of each customer. More than 3,500 clients in the retail, restaurant, healthcare, private equity and public sectors have relied on our insights to guide their growth strategies.

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Media Contacts

Katie Russell
(817) 332-3681       

Christine Jarski
La Grande, OR
(541) 962-1307

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