If you’ve followed the SiteSeer blog for any amount of time, you know that at SiteSeer, we believe in blending art with science when making market and site decisions. A retailer or other business simply cannot expect that they’ll have wild success by throwing a dart at a map to choose their next location, nor can they pick locations based solely on what their forecasting models and site selection software tell them will be winners.
States have been opening up in the last couple of weeks, which means some people are able to return to work. But are there jobs still there for them, or have them been eliminated entirely? The unemployment numbers this week (and in the weeks to come) might tell part of the story.
Thanks to our data partner, Applied Geographic Solutions, we’re offering free unemployment data as a layer in SiteSeer. We’ll be updating the top metropolitan and micropolitan areas in the country every week here on the SiteSeer blog. Want to learn more? Contact us!
It’s that time of year when those of us in the business of retail real estate research are looking backward at the year prior. What retail categories grew? Which ones shrank? SiteSeer’s data partner, ChainXY, provides insights into over 4,500 chains in the United States and Canada. We dug into their three broad areas (retail, restaurant and services) to collect a snapshot of how chains that existed on January 1, 2019, grew or shrunk over the year.