A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Retail Location and Clustering: A Case Study of Port Huron, MI

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Retail geography is a field of study that is growing in significance and importance within the academic, business, economic, and governmental realms. This study's main focus is on the changing retail environment with regards to business location and function within a small Midwestern city. The research focuses on Port Huron, Michigan because of the growth and shift of the retail community within the city over the past twenty years. The study specifically examines the changing influence and roles of Port Huron's central business district and of Birchwood Mall a retail development opened on the urban area's north end in 1990. ... continued below

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Dickinson, Amie M. December 2007.

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Retail geography is a field of study that is growing in significance and importance within the academic, business, economic, and governmental realms. This study's main focus is on the changing retail environment with regards to business location and function within a small Midwestern city. The research focuses on Port Huron, Michigan because of the growth and shift of the retail community within the city over the past twenty years. The study specifically examines the changing influence and roles of Port Huron's central business district and of Birchwood Mall a retail development opened on the urban area's north end in 1990. The study uses the chi-squared, ANOVA, and cross tabulation statistical tests to analyze the changing geography of retail functions in the city. These statistics are used along with relative entropy equations to distinguish areas of high diversification, changing area functions, and common locations for multiple retail types.

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Dickinson, Amie M. A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Retail Location and Clustering: A Case Study of Port Huron, MI, thesis, December 2007; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5187/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .