Consulting firm wants to bring more retailers to Biloxi - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Consulting firm wants to bring more retailers to Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Based on sales tax figures, the business climate in Biloxi wasn't very good last year. According to a city spokesman, retail sales were down more than a million dollars. And tax collections fell to their lowest level in 10 years.

The mayor believes Biloxi should bring in the Buxton consulting firm to flip those numbers.

Tuesday, Biloxi councilmen heard a presentation from the Buxton group. They learned that Buxton researchers analyze data, and determine which retailers belong in a city. Then they help to recruit those businesses to an area.

"In order to stimulate the economy, in order to stimulate the opportunities in Biloxi," Buxton Sr. Vice President Amy Buxton said, "you have to have a reason to shop, dine, and continue to bring the tourist. And so in order to have a strategy, have a plan, understand what retail restaurant opportunities are appropriate for Biloxi. Which ones to chase?"

The Biloxi City Council has not decided if it should hire Buxton to help recruit new businesses to the city.

Copyright 2010 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • New implant treatment for vision loss emerges on the Coast

    New implant treatment for vision loss emerges on the Coast

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:08 PM EST2018-01-24 02:08:58 GMT
    "Without treatment, you will likely end up legally blind," said Dr. Gremillion (Photo source: WLOX)"Without treatment, you will likely end up legally blind," said Dr. Gremillion (Photo source: WLOX)

    Diabetic macular edema or DME is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes, but, a new treatment is improving the outcome for patients. Many patients on the Coast are finding that a new implant procedure makes treatment easier and more helpful in fighting vision loss.

    More >>

    Diabetic macular edema or DME is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes, but, a new treatment is improving the outcome for patients. Many patients on the Coast are finding that a new implant procedure makes treatment easier and more helpful in fighting vision loss.

    More >>
  • Wiggins firefighters rescue dogs from house fire

    Wiggins firefighters rescue dogs from house fire

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-01-24 01:35:40 GMT
    Firefighters were able to rescue 2 dogs from the house fire (Photo source: Wiggins Fire Department)Firefighters were able to rescue 2 dogs from the house fire (Photo source: Wiggins Fire Department)

    The Wiggins Fire Department rescued two dogs from a house fire Tuesday. At around 3 p.m. Wiggins firefighters responded to heavy smoke and fire coming from a large, one-story house. 

    More >>

    The Wiggins Fire Department rescued two dogs from a house fire Tuesday. At around 3 p.m. Wiggins firefighters responded to heavy smoke and fire coming from a large, one-story house. 

    More >>
  • Police chief speaks about Gulfport officer injured in crash

    Police chief speaks about Gulfport officer injured in crash

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-01-23 23:30:10 GMT
    Gulfport Police Officer Luis Garcia (Source: Gulfport Police Dept)Gulfport Police Officer Luis Garcia (Source: Gulfport Police Dept)

    Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania spoke about Officer Luis Garcia's sense of humor and resiliency Tuesday afternoon while discussing the police chase that put the officer in the hospital.

    More >>

    Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania spoke about Officer Luis Garcia's sense of humor and resiliency Tuesday afternoon while discussing the police chase that put the officer in the hospital.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly