FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 18, 2021) – The Great Bend Economic Development, Inc. has selected Retail Advisor, a division of Retail Strategies, as its partner for retail recruitment for the city of Great Bend, Kansas. Great Bend previously participated in Retail Academy and a Downtown Strategies Strategic Visioning Workshop.
“Our mission is to focus on the overall economic development efforts for Great Bend and the team at Retail Strategies has proven to be a strong partner in achieving that mission,” said Sara Hayden, director of Great Bend Economic Development. “Retail Advisor will expand our partnership to identify opportunity areas for retail and restaurant growth in our community. We look forward to receiving ongoing coaching about retail real estate and assistance executing our retail recruitment plan.”
“Retail Advisor will expand our partnership to identify opportunity areas for retail and restaurant growth in our community. We look forward to receiving ongoing coaching about retail real estate and assistance executing our retail recruitment plan.”Sara Hayden, Director of Great Bend Economic Development
“Great Bend Economic Development is setting up the community for retail success through its new partnership with Retail Advisor,” said Elliott Cook, director of real estate for Retail Advisor. “This trust-based partnership has led the way for success within Great Bend, and Retail Advisor is excited to assist in the retail recruitment process.”
Through the partnership, Retail Advisor will deliver a market study with retail matches for the city and conduct ongoing feedback and coaching specific to Great Bend. This begins with an online education course and real estate market analysis with market research and site identification. The Retail Advisor team will also provide marketing materials, real estate flyers, and one-on-one coaching to discuss in-market sites and retailers. Additionally, Retail Advisor delivers support and preparation for the Great Bend team at retail trade shows.
About Great Bend, Kansas
Great Bend is a vibrant community of around 16,000 people located in the heart of America: near the geographical center of Kansas. The central location of the city allows for short travel to anywhere in the state, including Wichita and Kansas City. Denver is also just a mere six hours drive away. Great Bend is the county seat of Barton County, Kansas. It is named for its location at the point where the course of the Arkansas River bends east then southeast. The city offers many wildlife and wetlands opportunities to its’ visitors. The Great Bend Zoo and the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway are both located in Great Bend.
For more information, visit https://www.gbedinc.com/.
About Retail Advisor
Retail Advisor, a division of Retail Strategies, centers around teaching communities how to identify retail sites and customize outreach to national retailers. The goal of Retail Advisor is to assist communities through the retail recruitment process through ongoing support and feedback.
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.