2016 Downtown Economic Indicators Report

End of year Downtown Economic Indicators for 2016, prepared by the city’s Economic Development Director Terry Masterson, are available on the tabs below. A copy of the full press release can be found here


  1. Business Inventory
  2. Business Activity
  3. Storefront Vacancies
  4. Key Local Revenues
  5. Retail Rents
  6. Building Values

Business Inventory

  • 220 retail businesses in Northampton

  • 200,000 Square Feet of Retail Space
  • 65 Food and Beverage Businesses – 30%
  • Amherst has 74 stores, Easthampton has 82
Inventory by Business Category    
Total Businesses 220  
Eating Establishments 37 17%
Bars 9 4%
Tea and Coffee 12 5%
Dessert and Sweet Shop 7 3%
Total Food Venues 65 30%
     
Music/Entertainment Venues 5 2%
Clothing 18 8%
Specialty/Unique/Gift 15 7%
Jewelry 7 3%
Bookstores 6 3%
Art Galleries 5 2%
Banks 4 2%
Food Market Stores 4  2%
Fitness or Yoga 4 2%
Antique 6 3%
Hair Salon/Barbers 10 5%
Body Art 3 1%
Computer 3 1%
Shoes 2 1%
Photo 2 1%
Toys 2 1%
Furniture/Carpets 3 1%
Miscellaneous 56 25%
Total
155 70%
 *These numbers are based on a walk through downtown and are an estimate.    



Inventory Comparison by Community:

 
 
   
Northampton 220
Amherst 74
Easthampton 82