In 2010, a retail assessment was completed to help Temple City leaders and economic development partners better understand the community's potential for retail development and revitalization. Among other things, the assessment identified:
Trade areas from where consumers are likely to come to Temple City for retail purchases.
Customer profiles, with an emphasis on buying habits and lifestyles.
Anticipated demand for various types of retail.
The assessment is a valuable tool for existing and potential retailers, providing information on the purchasing habits of Temple City's customer base, as well as the retail categories in which Temple City is presently underserved.