THE CLINTON ADVANTAGE
The Village of Clinton presents several strengths that would support niche retail investment:
The most obvious advantage for Clinton is its existing antiques cluster, which is already drawing in shoppers from around the region including the Lower Mainland.
One of Clinton’s greatest strengths is the volume of highway traffic on Highway 97—the large majority of travellers heading to BC’s northern interior pass through the community. Being on a major highway corridor allows residents from outside the immediate area to access specialty retailers in Clinton’s downtown.
Clinton also attracts many hunters, anglers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It thus has good potential for a tourist retail niche that can complement the antiques cluster.
The Village can immediately accommodate potential businesses interested in locating in the downtown area where there is available retail space.