Retail Market Potential
Greater Burlington serves as the retail and commercial hub for Southeast Iowa. For fiscal year ending in May 2013 Des Moines County had over $509 million in taxable sales - an increase of 4% since fiscal year 2010.
Retail Trade Area
There are 90,000+ residents in our retail trade area and Greater Burlington’s diverse shopping, entertainment, recreational and restaurant opportunities continue to draw more and more traffic into the community.
Why Burlington is a Regional Hub
Burlington is a regional draw because of what we can offer residents of the region, as well as visitors, including:
- Burlington Bees - a minor league team affiliated with the Anaheim Angels that draws fans of other teams in the region, including those in communities like the Quad Cities and Clinton
- Mississippi River - people are drawn to visit communities along the Mississippi as they trace history and seek to experience unique attractions
- Catfish Bend Casino, Resort & Pzzaz Hotel - a draw for all ages because of their casino, spa, hotel, indoor/outdoor waterpark, go kart track, bowling alley and video game center
- RecPlex - a regional complex catering to baseball and softball events and tournaments
Taxable Sales Data
The most recent information from the State of Iowa concerning taxable sales can be found on the Iowa Department of Revenue’s website.
Request Retail Potential Reports
We have the ability to run retail marketplace potential reports based on specific geographies, sites and buildings. Email us your request and we'll get you the most current data available.
For more quick facts about Greater Burlington, check the Community Quick Reference.