by Paul Collins, published by Martinsville Bulletin, June 14, 2018
In addition, Parkinson said, “In August 2017, we entered into a four-year retail development agreement with Retail Strategies. They have been working collaboratively with our C-PEG staff, commercial brokers and property owners to increase our retail and restaurant offerings.”
He noted that Retail Strategies has conducted a huge amount of research and provided C-PEG, commercial brokers and property owners with valuable data regarding retail and restaurant opportunities and demographics.
Parkinson said that last year’s seven businesses have already created 78 new jobs in the area and have capital investments of more than $780,000.
Retail Strategies also has developed promotional materials, represented this community at multiple trade shows, and has made contacts with more than 35 retailers and restaurants, looking to recruit some to this area.