Market Analysis Survey

EDA Conducts Retail Survey, Requests Business Participation

Granite Falls Economic Development Authority is collaborating with the University of Minnesota Extension to conduct a retail market analysis. The purpose of the project is to identify business opportunities to improve the economic vitality of Granite Falls.

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Businesses are receiving a postcard in the mail and are asked to share about their business and the opportunities you see for the local shopping district, downtown, and the US-212 corridor as well as primary challenges. For the survey to be successful, businesses are asked to provide direct and honest feedback. Participation in the retail market survey is voluntary. It will remain open through Friday, April 30.

The confidential online survey will take less than 15 minutes and will be open through April 23, 2021. A summary of results will be available. No information will be included that will identify individual respondents.

Questions regarding the survey may be directed to Neil Linscheid, University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality, 651-334-2372,, or Linda Mathiasen, Granite Falls Economic Development Authority, 320-269-1878,

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study and would like to talk to someone other than the project sponsors, you are encouraged to contact the Research Subjects’ Advocate Line, D528 Mayo, 420 Delaware St. Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455; (612) 625-1650.