Retail Development

La Grande draws retail customers from a three-county trade area - Baker, Union and Wallowa counties. Additional consumers live between 100 and 120-minutes Northwest and Southwest of La Grande, adding to the number of people visiting our retail establishments.

La Grande is the Retail Hub of Northeast Oregon

As the retail hub of Northeast Oregon, retail development is a priority. In La Grande, we are actively taking steps to attract development and retailers of all sizes to join our welcoming community. Those who have include Safeway, Walmart, Big 5 Sporting Goods, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Petsense, Ace Hardware, Anytime Fitness, Rite Aid, Domino’s, local restaurants and fast food chains, and many boutiques. 

Retail Leakage & Surplus Analysis 

La Grande attracts shoppers to the area from a 90 minute region. Within a 20-minute drive time, the City of La Grande has an 80% surplus, attracting shoppers in the categories of Healthcare and Personal Care, General Merchandise and Automotive Parts and Dealers. Our largest area of leakage is Clothing and Apparel and Food/Beverages.

There are market opportunities for businesses large and small who wish to locate in the retail hub of Northeast Oregon. The demand is here and businesses are welcome.