Eagle is in the midst of great economic growth, and retail is no exception. In order to gain a deeper understanding of how the retail merchandising industry is growing in Eagle and how the city can help to strengthen the retail environment, the Economic Development Department completed a retail gap analysis and a retail study.
The results of this study give us a comprehensive perspective on both the local and regional retail climate and have been used to create a competitive retail strategy for Eagle. The city is committed to ensuring continued retail health and vitality, and with the results of this thorough analysis, we are able to position future economic development with confidence.
Significant Demand for Retail
The retail study reveals that Eagle has higher than average spending, and the city can support higher quality retail development.
Currently, the retail demand growth in Eagle is greatest for:
Electronics & Appliance Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Clothing, Jewelry, Luggage & Leather Goods Stores
Sporting Goods/Hobby/Musical Instr Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Used Merchandise Stores
Restaurants / Other Eating Places
Drinking Places - Alcoholic Beverages
Why Retail Trade in Eagle?
Eagle's population increases by 3.2 people daily (or 1.2 families a day). Since the year 2000 the City’s population has nearly tripled. The 10-year population increase in Eagle from 2010 to 2020 is more than the City’s entire population was in 2000 (11,085).
Eagle, with its current population of 34,470, and its location within the Boise MSA, boasts the potential to draw over 800,000 people within a 45 mile trade area.
The growing population, flexible commercial options, access to workforce, unsurpassed quality of life and retail supply and demand make Eagle a perfect location choice for retail.