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Frederick County, Virginia, Begins Retail Recruitment Process

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, (March 24, 2015) — The Frederick County Economic Development Authority (EDA) in Virginia is beginning an intensive retail recruitment process with the help of its partner, Buxton. Buxton’s advanced customer analytics have identified retailers that match the shopping and dining habits of consumers in Frederick County’s trade area. Based on Buxton’s analysis, EDA leaders have pinpointed retailers they wish to bring to the area.

While retail economic development programs have traditionally relied on basic demographic information, Frederick County’s retail attraction program is utilizing customer insights that go beyond demographics, presenting a convincing case to retailers seeking growth opportunities. Buxton’s proprietary web-based real estate platform, SCOUT®, gives EDA leaders the ability to analyze retail matches, support existing retailers and optimize development decisions.

 “Attracting additional high quality retailers to Frederick County further diversifies the community’s tax base and strengthens our quality of life to retain current and attract future residents,” commented Patrick Barker, CEcD, executive director of the Frederick County EDA. “Buxton’s data can also be used to benefit our existing retailers.”

“Buxton is excited to support the Frederick County EDA’s retail recruitment efforts,” said Robb Miller, director in Buxton’s public sector division. “Analytics play an important role in today’s retail development process, and Frederick County’s proactive approach will lay a strong foundation for growth.”  

Buxton has worked with more than 650 communities nationwide to implement retail development strategies. Clients include Petersburg, Virginia; Fayetteville, North Carolina; North Augusta, South Carolina and others.  

About Frederick County Economic Development Authority

The Frederick County Economic Development Authority works as a catalyst to enhance the economy of Frederick County by promoting quality, balanced business development. The EDA provides a wide array of information and free services designed to help businesses locate or expand operations in Frederick County, Virginia.

For additional information about the Frederick County EDA, visit

About Buxton

Buxton is the industry leader in customer analytics. We help businesses understand who their customers are, where their customers are located, and how to grow the value of each customer. More than 3,000 clients in the retail, restaurant, healthcare, private equity, and public sectors have relied on our insights to guide their growth strategies. Clients include GNC, Anthropologie, and Marriott.

For more information, visit

Media Contacts

Katie Russell
(817) 332-3681

Patrick Barker, CEcD
Frederick County EDA
(540) 665-0973  

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