Colorado Communities: Recruit & Retain Retail to your Downtown

Retail and restaurants have adapted their strategies for site selection, and city leaders should understand what these shifts mean to their communities. In many instances, the pandemic has altered trade areas and produced new needs within a marketplace.

In this webinar, we cover the eight steps that you can take to prepare your downtown to backfill vacancies, how to recruit new retail to your Downtown, and the importance of focusing on business retention.

Our speakers discuss:

  • Understand vacancies and other commercial assets
  • Pinpoint catalyst development or redevelopment projects
  • Identify missing businesses in your downtown that could be supported by current market conditions
  • Ideas for business retention programs


Jenn Gregory, President, Downtown Strategies

Elliott Cook, Retail Development Coordinator, Downtown Strategies

What do you need?

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My relationship with the Retail Strategies team has been extremely valuable over the last couple of years as I’ve searched for sites in the Southeast. They have been persistent and provided any information they could gather for available properties that fit my criteria. If they received news that a space was coming available they made sure to immediately give me a call and connect with the owners. I would recommend using this service to any of my colleagues looking in their client cities.

Walter Kelly, Broker

Arc Realty

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Retail Strategies has been a tremendous asset to Cypress. They have access to industry and business intelligence in an immensely competitive retail environment. The relationships they develop with commercial/retail property owners delivers results for the city because Retail Strategies excels at marketing their clients.

Peter Grant, City Manager

Cypress, CA

5 Questions with Fortuna


  1. Why is retail important to a community? 
  2. What is a realistic timeframe? 
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