Retail Summit to feature Buxton, Chamber, WED Leaders Sept 29 in Williston


It’s been one year since Williston Economic Development and the Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered with a Texas firm to help drive Williston’s retail and tourism sectors. The collaboration with Buxton has enabled the two groups to utilize SCOUT, Buxton’s web-based real estate platform to analyze retail matches, support existing stores and utilize marketing materials in the retail recruitment process.

WED, the CVB and Buxton will mark the one year anniversary of their partnership with a Retail Summit on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at TrainND. The sessions are free and open to anyone interested in learning about the retail and restaurant opportunities in Williston. Lunch will be provided.

The Retail Summit will provide details about SCOUT, the shopping habits of Williston consumers, and the retail and restaurant brands that best match the needs in the Williston trade area.

In addition to Cheyenne Robinson from Buxton, WED, the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center will also have speakers on hand to discuss potential financial incentives offered through the STAR Fund; business support provided by the Chamber and business planning via the SBDC. Other speakers may include local entrepreneurs, investors or developers.Williston’s retail sector contributes greatly to the local economy.

The Retail Summit will discuss strategies to attract junior box stores to mom and pop shops. More details will be released soon.


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