UAB will present Oneonta retail market analysis results

Dr. Ken Miller of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Business will present results of a recent market analysis for the City of Oneonta. The presentation will be Thursday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. in the council chambers at Oneonta City Hall. The study updates information compiled for Oneonta in the original 2009 Retail Market Analysis for Blount County which covered the county and other municipalities. Updated information for Oneonta only was compiled in the recent study.

The analysis deals with different business categories and the amount of money spent locally in each. It also projects the amount of money that would be spent if products/services associated with certain categories were more readily available in the county and targeted municipalities. The study highlights the amount of money that “leaks” out of the county into surrounding markets because of insufficient availability locally. Miller will present updated results and explain how to properly interpret them. A question-and-answer session will follow. The public is invited to the meeting.