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12/1/2017 1:07:00 PM
Chamber survey identifies most wanted shops, restaurants by Jasper residents

Herald

JASPER — A recent public survey by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce sought to gauge citizens’ interest in the local retail market and determine what businesses they would support in the Jasper area.

The survey was intended to help two different groups

“The shopping center owners will receive this information to determine what type of businesses the community feels would be a good fit,” the Chamber said in a press release. “They can then market their vacant spaces to those types of businesses. Also, the people who want to start their own business could utilize the survey results to determine types of businesses that could do well in this area.”

According to the press release, the survey also analyzed shopping patterns of participants to determine where they shop when they leave Jasper.

“It is understood nationally that the retail market is ever-changing — that businesses come and go — and that online shopping is in the mix, too,” the release said.

The survey had 1,237 participants.

Results:

When you shop outside of Jasper, where do you go?

Evansville – 89.4%

On-line – 74.02%

Louisville – 30.1%

Bloomington – 14.92 % 

When you shop outside of Jasper, what do you shop for?

1. Clothing

2. Shoes

3. Restaurant/eat out

4. Entertainment

5. Women’s Clothing

6. Food

7. Decorations 

When shopping online, what do you shop for?

1. Clothing

2. Electronics

3. Shoes

4. Women’s clothing

5. Toys

6. Cosmetics

7. Decorations 

What type of businesses (not brand names) would you support in Jasper?

1. Clothing Stores

2. Food

3. Draft

4. Entertainment

5. Department Store

6. Women’s clothing

7. Grocery store

8. Steak House

What name brand businesses would you support in Jasper?

1. Starbucks

2. Hobby Lobby

3. Olive Garden

4. Texas Roadhouse

5. TJ Maxx

6. Old Navy

7. Red Lobster

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