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Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation Taps Downtown Strategies for Downtown Revitalization and Small Business Support


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 4, 2020) – The Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation (BKCEDC) has selected Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, as its downtown revitalization partner with a small business support focus for Boerne/Kendall County, Texas. The partnership includes a market analysis for the community and customized marketing materials for recruitment efforts. This partnership also includes Small Business Support for downtown businesses with in-market merchant training and ongoing training and support for business owners.

“We are thrilled to be adding additional support to our small businesses. The BKCEDC welcomes Downtown Strategies as they begin working to support our small businesses.”

Amy Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corp

“We are thrilled to be adding additional support to our small businesses,” said Amy Story, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation. “Downtown Strategies brings the necessary tools to this partnership that will further the success in our community. The BKCEDC welcomes Downtown Strategies as they begin working to support our small businesses.”

“The goal at Downtown Strategies is to look at the market and build upon the community’s strengths,” said Elliott Cook, Director of Real Estate for Downtown Strategies. “By supporting their small businesses and investing in Boerne/Kendall County, the BKCEDC is taking a critical step in growing and expanding Boerne/Kendall County as a whole. We are excited to capitalize on the growth that Kendall County has seen over the last decade.”

The Downtown Strategies team will execute a market and retail analysis taking a deeper dive into new business opportunities in Boerne/Kendall County, followed by quarterly small business support including an in-market merchant training session, private consulting with businesses, and small business support deliverables.

“COVID-19 has impacted many small businesses and downtown areas across the United States,” said Lacy Beasley, president of Retail Strategies. “The BKCEDC is taking the knowledgeable approach in partnering with Downtown Strategies to give key resources needed to see continued success. We are pleased to be partnering with Boerne/Kendall County and to explore the opportunities the community has to offer.

About the Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation

Located in Boerne, Texas, the Boerne Kendall County Development Corporation spearheads the development and diversification of the economy in Boerne and Kendall County. Along with the attraction of quality businesses and job-producing capital investment, BKCEDC provides support to help local companies stay, expand, and exceed expectations. The goal of the corporation is to strengthen the community’s competitive position, facilitate investments that grow quality jobs, and cultivate growth for a dynamic, resilient, and livable community.

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About Downtown Strategies

Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, specializes in downtown revitalization, placemaking, strategic visioning and planning, community engagement, and development for the purpose of enhanced economic vitality and social wellbeing for communities and their citizens.

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and strategically developing communities. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality of life amenities. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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