Occupancy Rate High

Business Steady In Historic Downtown District

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Jordan Maass, 15, looks over a selection of dresses Friday at White Dress Boutique in downtown Rogers. Jordan, a Rogers High School sophomore, was looking for a dress for Colors Day Court.

The occupancy rate in the historic downtown district remains high as new businesses open and others move.

At A Glance

Small Businesses

Small businesses are defined as those with fewer than 100 employees and:

• Represent 97.9 percent of all employers

• Employ half of all private-sector workers and 39 percent of workers in high-tech jobs

• Provide 60 percent to 80 percent of the net new jobs annually

• Pay 44.3 percent of total U.S. private payroll

• Produce more than 50 percent of nonfarm private gross domestic product, or a GDP of roughly $6 trillion

Source: The International Data Corporation

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