With a primary market area comprising more than nine communities in a 30‐mile radius and a retail shopping pull of 125,000 people, Fort Dodge sits in the heart of a booming economic area. For consumers who live in the primary market area, the closest major retail is more than an hour’s drive away. For this reason, the development of Fort Dodge’s retail offers significant opportunities.
Our current retail environment is made up of varied traditional national and regional retailers mixed with small locally owned businesses and restaurants. This mix and our locality help explain why our community is a regional draw.