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Business Strategies

Commercial Attraction/Retention Strategy
Last updated January 2016

As part of our mission to foster and promote revitalization of the community by
designing and implementing programs that improve the community's socio-economic
viability the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) various
methods and programs to find the right balance between retention and attraction
strategies to sustain a healthy and diverse local business community across all
neighborhoods. Our business retention strategies help existing local businesses keep their
doors open. Business attraction strategies encourage or promote business growth in
blocks that as they are today, are not considered viable options for many investors. With
the changing, yet perceived stable nature of the greater Auburn Gresham community, this
is an ongoing process. We continue to work towards putting best practices in place to
improve our business landscape.