Retail Trade

Demographics that Support a Growing Market.

Eagle is a fast-growing city with a current population of slightly over 31,000, with over 712,000 in the metropolitan area. The annual average growth rate between 2000-2016 was 8.13% with a post-recession (2010-2016) of 4.26%.  It is estimated, based on an annual average growth rate of 4.5% that the City will reach a population of approximately 95,000 by 2050.  This steady and expedient growth provides a strong market for Eagle to grow its retail, restaurant and hospitality industry.  

Along with the growing population, Eagle has the highest median household income in the region at $87,026, and provides for easy transportation access, with four (4) major highways (State Highway 44, State Highway 55, State Highway 16 and US 20/26) traversing through and around the community.

Existing Industry Clusters

The Retail Trade sector in Eagle is the 2nd largest industry sector and is one of the sectors with the best job growth regionally over the last five (5) years.  Eagle has seen above average growth over the past five (5) years in this sector at 4.9%.  

Reasons to Choose Eagle

  • Retail Potential (demand)
  • Strategically Located
  • Highly Qualified Workforce
  • Flexible Commercial Options
  • Low Cost of Doing Business
  • Quality of Life

Specific Industry Targets

  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers
  • Food & Beverage Stores
  • Food Service & Drinking Places
  • Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores

To find out more about retail opportunities in Eagle, please click here.  

Eagle Industry Snapshot, 2019Q1

Average Annual Wages LQ 5-Year Annual Growth Rate
$32,849 1.08 4.9%

Boise City MSA Industry Snapshot, 2019Q1

Average Annual Wages LQ 5-Year Annual Growth Rate
$38,849 1.07 2.5%