FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 27, 2021) – The Industrial Development Board of Hartsville/Trousdale County has selected Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, as its partner for downtown revitalization and strategic visioning for Hartsville, Tennessee. Hartsville participated in Tennessee Department of Community & Economic Development supported training program, Retail Academy, facilitated by Retail Strategies.
Mayor Stephen Chambers and IDB member Bryan King participated in Retail Academy 101 in 2018 and Retail Academy 201 in 2020. Following the success of their participation, Hartsville elected to continue efforts to recruit national retailers and partner with Downtown Strategies to develop and advance the Downtown Hartsville area.
The partnership will focus on Downtown Hartsville, conducting a market and real estate analysis on downtown to formulate a strategic plan. This partnership also includes a Strategic Visioning Workshop with downtown stakeholders and ongoing support to implement the strategic plan.
“The training provided by Retail Strategies through the state’s Retail Academy 101 and 201 courses provided insight into the positives Trousdale County has to recruit retailers. By retaining Retail Strategies to assist with this effort, the Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board has positioned Trousdale County in the best position to take advantage of any future opportunities.”Mayor Chambers, Hartsville/Trousdale County
“The training provided by Retail Strategies through the state’s Retail Academy 101 and 201 courses provided insight into the positives Trousdale County has to recruit retailers,” said Mayor Chambers. “By retaining Retail Strategies to assist with this effort, the Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board has positioned Trousdale County in the best position to take advantage of any future opportunities.”
“Hartsville dialed into Retail Academy and took advantage of the tools and resources presented to them,” said Lacy Beasley, president of Retail Strategies. “The success the city saw in the Retail Academy 101 and 201 programs has set Hartsville up for to focus on their downtown with our Downtown Strategies team. We have enjoyed working with the leadership in Hartsville and we are excited to continue developing the area.”
“The city made great strides in Retail Academy, so Downtown Strategies is eager to go further in-depth in the market,” said Jenn Gregory, president of Downtown Strategies. “Our goal is to deliver a strategic plan targeted at reviving Downtown Hartsville.” The Retail Strategies team will host an in-market workshop with business owners, merchants, business owners, community leaders, and elected officials to gain feedback and allow dialogue to provide immediate assistance to those needing it most. The team will then execute a market and real estate analysis taking a deeper dive into Downtown Hartsville. A customized Downtown Strategic Plan will be developed with specific strategies focused on policy, design, tourism, and economic catalyst opportunities for the downtown area. Ongoing support and assistance with implementation will begin once the plan has been delivered.
About Hartsville/Trousdale County Industrial Development Board
The function of the Industrial Development Board is to acquire, own, lease, and dispose of properties to the end that corporations may be able to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, and commercial enterprises to locate in the Trousdale County area.
Hartsville/Trousdale County is located within an hour’s drive from Nashville and offers the scenic beauty of rural middle Tennessee, a hometown feel and recreational opportunities. The Cumberland River flows through Trousdale County providing opportunities for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
To learn more visit https://www.trousdalecountytn.gov/.
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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