Business Stats

Businesses in the Golden Triangle represent diverse sectors, such as architecture and design, law, tech, and specialty retail, and serve a wide array of clients.  Click on the tabs below to see a more detailed breakdown of the BID’s major sectors, particularly retail and food.  You can also download a digital copy of our Spot-On booklet highlighting key facts and stories about doing business in the Golden Triangle.

Employment

In 2017:

  • Almost 18% of all employees working in the Golden Triangle were in legal services.
  • About 17% of Golden Triangle workers were in other professional and technical services (including consulting, research, engineering, and architecture/design), while 16% worked for civic/advocacy organizations, associations, and other non-profits.
  • Hospitality, food, and retail together accounted for another 9% of BID employees.
  • Each business located in the BID employed 15 people on average.
  • The largest growth sectors since 2011 were education, hospitality and dining, and professional and technical services (not including legal services).

Retail Stores

  • There are approximately 250 businesses offering retail goods and services within the Golden Triangle, which continues to be a high-profile commercial center, as of 2018.
  • The largest retail and service category is banking institutions, followed by barbershops, salons, and spas; health and beauty; and clothing and shoes.  Fitness services are growing in the area.
  • Retailers in the area include nationwide and international brands like Nordstrom Rack, Brooks Brothers, Bluemercury, T-Mobile, Gap, and Charles Tyrwhitt, as well as locally-owned establishments like Rizik’s, Chocolate Chocolate, Betsy Fisher, and The Tiny Jewel Box.
  • Thanks to its strong market and central location, the Golden Triangle also draws many first-to-market services and retailers, such as Leon and Barry’s Bootcamp.

Restaurants and Bars

  • Around 250 dining and drinking establishments are located throughout the Golden Triangle, as of 2018.
  • While sandwiches, salads, and coffee are the most popular items served, a wide range of cuisines are represented, from Korean-Mexican fusion to Spanish tapas and from upscale French to authentic Japanese fare.
  • Fast-casual eateries including Pret A Manger, Chop’t, and Cava account for the largest share of restaurants in the BID, followed by cafes/bakeries, coffee shops, full-service restaurants, and fast food franchises.
  • There are about 30 bars and lounges as well, offering plentiful opportunities for happy hour and nightlife.
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