2016 Downtown Economic Indicators

End of year Downtown Economic Indicators for 2016, prepared by the city’s Economic Development Director Terry Masterson, are available on the tabs below. View a copy of the full press release (PDF).

  1. Business Inventory
  2. Business Activity
  3. Storefront Vacancies
  4. Key Local Revenues
  5. Retail Rents
  6. Building Values

Business Inventory

  •  220 retail businesses in Northampton
  •  200,000 Square Feet of Retail Space
  • 65 Food and Beverage Businesses – 30%
  • Amherst has 74 stores, Easthampton has 82
Inventory by Business Category

Total Businesses220
Eating Establishments3717%
Bars94%
Tea and Coffee125%
Dessert and Sweet Shop73%
Total Food Venues6530%



Music/Entertainment Venues52%
Clothing188%
Specialty/Unique/Gift157%
Jewelry73%
Bookstores63%
Art Galleries52%
Banks42%
Food Market Stores42%
Fitness or Yoga42%
Antique63%
Hair Salon/Barbers105%
Body Art31%
Computer31%
Shoes21%
Photo21%
Toys21%
Furniture/Carpets31%
Miscellaneous5625%
Total15570%
 *These numbers are based on a walk through downtown and are an estimate.


Inventory Comparison by Community:

Northampton220
Amherst74
Easthampton82