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CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 1, 2021) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Jacksonville, Alabama to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the city. Additionally, Jacksonville will engage with Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, as its partner for downtown revitalization and strategic planning for its city square.
“Retail Strategies came to us with an innovative proposal,” said Mayor Johnny Smith of Jacksonville. “We feel confident that combining retail recruitment with a strategic plan for downtown revitalization will provide exciting opportunities and options for Jacksonville’s residents and Jacksonville State University students. This partnership with Retail Strategies furthers our pursuit to invest in our community through new business recruitment and supporting our small businesses on the Square.”
“We feel confident that combining retail recruitment with a strategic plan for downtown revitalization will provide exciting opportunities and options for Jacksonville’s residents and Jacksonville State University students. This partnership with Retail Strategies furthers our pursuit to invest in our community through new business recruitment and supporting our small businesses on the Square.”Mayor Johnny Smith, City of Jacksonville
Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of Jacksonville to identify areas of opportunity for expanding businesses to open in the city. The Retail Strategies team will partner with city leaders to help them understand their market’s unique opportunities for additional sales tax collections and options to enhance the city’s quality of life. Additionally, Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers to market the city of Jacksonville for new retail stores, restaurants, hotels and commercial development.
“Downtown Jacksonville has so much potential in their historic square,” said Jenn Gregory, president of Downtown Strategies. “Our team looks forward to working within Downtown Jacksonville to develop a Strategic Plan and to create positive momentum. Downtown Strategies applauds Jacksonville city leadership for actively pursuing development in the city.”
Downtown Strategies will host an in-market workshop with business owners, merchants, community leaders, and elected officials to gain feedback and stimulate dialogue on the community’s vision for downtown Jacksonville. The team will execute an in-depth market and real estate analysis to create Jacksonville’s customized Downtown Strategic Plan with specific strategies focused on design, walkability, policy, tourism, and economic catalyst opportunities for the Square and surrounding downtown area.
“Jacksonville, Alabama is a special and exciting opportunity for our team,” said Lacey Bacchus, business developer at Retail Strategies. “Having received my bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University, I am looking forward to Retail Strategies diving into this market and finding creative solutions for development and downtown revitalization.”
About Jacksonville, Alabama
Jacksonville, Alabama is a city in Calhoun County and home to Jacksonville State University (JSU) and the Chief Ladiga Trail. Jacksonville’s friendly charm attracts tourists and visitors to its downtown historic district and City Square – the gathering place in the heart of the city that serves as the site for JSU pep rallies and community festivals. With its convenient location in northeast Alabama, the retention of its small-town charm and economical living, its high-quality educational programs and the availability of developable land at reasonable prices, Jacksonville is ready for substantial expansion and commercial growth.
For more information visit, https://www.jacksonville-al.org/.
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.