Downtown Sacramento Partnership to Focus on Retail and Business Development

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership hires Buxton to focus on retail recruitment and business development efforts in downtown and Old Sacramento.

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“Hiring Buxton to study and identify which consumers work and live in the downtown area is a key step in retaining and attracting businesses in the Downtown District,” said Michael Ault, DSP executive director.

Buxton, a leading customer analytics firm, has been retained through a partnership with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) to focus on development within the downtown core. Buxton will assess the retail and restaurant development opportunities, with a focus on Downtown and Old Sacramento.

“Hiring Buxton to study and identify which consumers work and live in the downtown area is a key step in retaining and attracting businesses in the Downtown District,” said Michael Ault, DSP executive director. “This research will help our retail recruitment manager define our marketplace and assist property owners and brokers to match the appropriate retail use with the space available. Ultimately, this will help us reach our optimum retail mix.”

“Retail is a critical piece of any vibrant downtown development, and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership has done a great job in making that a priority in their economic development strategy,” said Lisa Hill, vice president of Buxton. “By partnering with Buxton, the DSP will have a much better idea of who is shopping and dining downtown, including residents, the downtown workforce, and visitors. Most importantly the DSP is going to understand the growth opportunities these types of consumers bring and how to best pursue those opportunities.”

Buxton will apply its proven retail matching methodology as it determines the DSP’s trade areas and consumer profiles. To date Buxton has worked with more than 600 cities nationwide to implement retail development strategies. Client cities include Hesperia, Calif., Tulsa, O.K., Kingsport, Tenn., Downtown Orlando (F.L.), and many more.

Buxton’s public sector division has successfully helped city leaders to recruit more than 20 million square feet of retail.

About the Downtown Sacramento Partnership
DSP is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Sacramento’s central business district. Its mission is to establish Downtown Sacramento as a vibrant arts, entertainment and business district The property based improvement district (PBID) provides a unified voice for the 176 property owners and over 450 retail businesses located within the 66-block district. Together, the constituents work for the advancement of Downtown by strengthening relationships with local and regional governments and citizen-based organizations in a public-private partnership. For more information, visit http://www.downtownsac.org or follow us on Twitter.

About Buxton
Buxton believes that every organization can achieve greater success by knowing its customers with greater precision and predictability. Buxton draws from its individual- and household-level data to reveal the lifestyle, behavioral, and financial characteristics that clearly identify an organization’s best customers and find more like them anywhere in the U.S. Since 1994, Buxton has been the industry leader in customer analytics for retailers, restaurants, banks, credit unions, insurance providers, healthcare organizations, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, and city governments. Among Buxton’s 2,000 clients are Applebee’s, Pier1 Imports, New Balance, Lowe’s, and GNC.

For more information, visit http://www.buxtonco.com and follow us on Twitter.

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