Tom Kessler

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15 Fastest-Growing Metro and Micropolitan Areas (4/20 to 4/21)

Posted by Tom Kessler on Aug 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM

There’s no question that the year 2020 threw us all for a loop, but 2021 has certainly been tumultuous too. As it relates to population, the data is clear: people are moving around, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Retail Trade Areas 101: Part II

Posted by Tom Kessler on May 27, 2021 6:00:00 AM

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Topics: Retail Trade Area, Market Research

Retail Trade Areas 101: Part I

Posted by Tom Kessler on May 21, 2021 1:34:23 PM

This is part 1 of our two-part series. Here's part 2.

Whether you work in retail, commercial real estate or operate any business with a storefront, you are likely familiar with the concept of a trade area.

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Topics: Retail Trade Area, Market Research

The Inside Scoop on SiteSeer’s Data Query Tool

Posted by Tom Kessler on Apr 29, 2021 5:30:00 AM

When it comes to data analysis in SiteSeer, you have historically had two choices:

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Model Builder, Data Study, Location Profiles

The 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas (10/19 to 10/20)

Posted by Tom Kessler on Jan 22, 2021 1:56:29 PM

If there is one question the SiteSeer team has consistently received in the last 10 months, it is some variation of, “What cities are growing/shrinking in the U.S. these days, and where should we locate next as a result?” With new data from STI: PopStats in hand for the time period October 2019 to October 2020, we set out to understand which markets grew the fastest.

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The 15 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas: COVID-19 Edition

Posted by Tom Kessler on Sep 18, 2020 9:55:42 AM

In March 2020, SiteSeer published its follow-up blog on the fastest-growing large micropolitan areas in the United States between the end of 2017 and the end of 2019.

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Topics: Market Data, Data Study, Retail Recruitment, Population Study, Retail Industry, Communities Industry, Market Potential

The 15 Fastest-Growing Large “Micropolitan” Areas in the U.S. ('19)

Posted by Tom Kessler on Mar 17, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Population growth is often a factor that service businesses and retailers look for when choosing locations. And while many are drawn to the large cities, smaller cities can offer just as much potential. That’s why in late 2017, we shared the top 16 fast-growing large micropolitan areas in the United States. And over two years later, it’s time for an update.

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Topics: Data Study, Retail Recruitment, Population Study, Demographic Data, Communities Industry

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