Retail as a Catalyst for Economic Development
Retail Strategies is a full-service advisory firm that works with municipalities to bring retail and restaurant businesses to the community. Lacy serves as President & COO. She has been involved in retail real estate since 2005. Her experience with The Shopping Center Group and the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce prior to joining Retail Strategies provides her with the insight to understand the connections needed from the public and private side of the conversation.
A graduate of Lipscomb University, she earned her double major in Marketing and Management. Beasley is the ICSC TN GR Chair. Previously she held the P3 Retail Private Sector Chair and has served on committees with CCIM, EDAA, and multiple ICSC planning committees. Her articles have been published in Shopping Centers Today, Site Selection Magazine and AL Retail Federation. [link to articles] She has spoken on retail trends and best practices in retail recruitment at approximately 100 events including ICSC events, RECon Educational Session, American Association of Retirement Communities, American Public Power Association, Tennessee Valley Authority, ElectriCities of NC, Georgia Power, Southeastern Economic Development Council and state-wide economic development and municipal associations in AZ, LA, OK, TX, TN, AL, MS, KY and GA.
PRIOR SPEAKING EVENTS
American Assoc. of Retirement Communities
Southeast Economic Development Council
Economic Development Alabama Alliance
Louisiana Municipal Assoc.
CCIM Birmingham Market Symposium
TVA Economic Development Forum
Tennessee Municipal League
Mississippi Municipal League
Auburn University Retail Training
Mississippi Central Electric Power Assoc.
East Tennessee Alliance
Bisnow Events, Chicago
American Assoc. of Retired Communities
TN Governor’s Conference
TN Economic Development Council
TN/KY Idea Exchange
Alabama Certified Municipal
American Public Power
West Tennessee Retail Alliance
Kenosha Downtown Address
Minnesota Shopping Center Alliance