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Cherokee County to Capitalize on Population Growth Focusing on Retail Development

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Cherokee County + Retail Strategies press release
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CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies
klittle@retailstrategies.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 28, 2022)Cherokee County, South Carolina has selected Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment plan on behalf of the County.

“Retail Strategies will partner with county leadership to help them understand their untapped retail potential and redevelopment opportunities,” said Lacey Bacchus, business developer for Retail Strategies. “We are thrilled to partner with Cherokee County and recruit retail for multiple focus areas including the City of Gaffney, the Town of Blacksburg, and areas along the Interstate 85 exits.”

Ken Moon, Deputy Director of Cherokee County Development Board, stated, “Cherokee County, South Carolina is experiencing industrial growth including our new Cherokee County Commerce Center and DHL Supply Chain Center. We partnered with Retail Strategies to capitalize on our county’s growth and spur additional economic activity by recruiting national and regional retail companies so we can continue to attract and retain residents and workforce and improve quality of life in Cherokee County.”

“We partnered with Retail Strategies to capitalize on our county’s growth and spur additional economic activity by recruiting national and regional retail companies so we can continue to attract and retain residents and workforce and improve quality of life in Cherokee County.”

Ken Moon, Deputy Director of Cherokee County Development Board

Retail Strategies will provide Cherokee County with a partnership-based retail recruitment plan through in-depth market analysis, consumer analysis and proactive retail and broker outreach.

Matt Jaeger and Cole Clark will support the Cherokee County team by performing a boots-on-the-ground market tour to identify real estate for retail development. The next step is to create a retail recruitment plan and begin proactive outreach to specific retail real estate professionals, including property owners, brokers, retailers, and developers to bring desired businesses and development to Cherokee County.

About Cherokee County, South Carolina

Located in upstate South Carolina just east of Spartanburg, Cherokee County has a growing population of approximately 56,000. 

In August 2020, the county embarked on a 17-year planning process called, “Cherokee County: A Clear Vision.” Cherokee County, South Carolina is focused on the next generation of industry and business, recreation, transportation and other infrastructure that keeps us all connected in an increasingly busy world. We are focusing on telling our story, so that others can share in the pride we feel for our home.

The County is named for the historic Cherokee who occupied the river valleys and mountain ridges of the area.

For more information, visit https://cherokeecountysc.gov/

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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