The Niagara USA Chamber, Niagara County’s leading business advocacy organization, with nearly 1000 member businesses representing over 30,000 employees supports the expansion of the Fashion Outlet of Niagara and commends them on their dedication to Niagara County with a planned $71 million expansion.
This expansion will bring increased dollars to the Town of Niagara and Niagara County not only through increased sales tax revenue, but through the dollars spent by international visitors on food and lodging as well. The Fashion Outlet is the perfect example of this type “destination retail”, in which people plan an extended stay around their shopping experience. In fact, Canadian shoppers make up approximately 82% of the Outlet’s sales.
The expansion of the Fashion Outlet of Niagara will also create approximately 900 construction jobs and nearly 600 new retail jobs. In this economy, those numbers will have a major impact in this region.
It is for these reasons that the Niagara USA Chamber soundly supports the expansion of the Fashion Outlet of Niagara and asks the Town of Niagara IDA to support them as well.