Sheldon Looks at ‘Gap’ Business Opportunities; Link To Information Included

Date posted - January 23, 2012

Sheldon retail businesses produce more sales than most communities of Sheldon’s size but, there are still ‘gaps’ where there are more business opportunities in the city.

That was part of the message delivered to Sheldon business operators and city leaders at a meeting Monday. The presenter at the meeting was Ed Andrews from Smart Solutions in Des Moines who conducted an extensive survey in a six county area of Northwest Iowa.

Sheldon Development Director Mark Gaul told the group at the meeting that this was sponsored by O’Brien County Development, Northwest Iowa Development and the Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation.

Andrews said that industry gap opportunities exist where potential sales are greater than actual sales for a particular type of business.

Gaul says he has all the information on the gap opportunities for Sheldon including financial information at his SCDC office and will provide pertinent information to anyone interested. He says that he uses the data from the research in helping prospective new businesses decide on whether they should locate in Sheldon.

By Frank Luepke
News Reporter

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