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Retail Strategies Recruitment is our premiere service, including all aspects of retail real estate analysis and data backed with real estate professionals connecting and advancing your community.
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Retail Academy is our award winning educational program. We provide data and reports to aid you in developing customized pitches that target realistic retail business recruitment.
5 Steps to Recruit Retail
Download our five-step guide for best practices when recruiting retail in your community.
Retail recruitment can be complicated.
We have a selection of videos on our role as we translate data into results and how we engage Private-Public-Partnerships with incentive strategies to aid our communities.
Retail Strategies is the most trusted partner.
Before Retail Academy our team had a basic understanding of Retail Recruitment, our demographics, and how to tell our story. After attending Retail Academy we realized how much we were missing. The level of sophistication in the deliverables as well as the education opened our team’s eyes to all of the opportunity in our market that we didn’t see. Like many communities, we have a great story to tell with the help of Retail Academy we have the confidence, tools, and roadmap to do it.
John Henry, JDPresident, Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority
“Like many rural, small, and mid-size communities, we have a tight budget and assess each investment we make. Our goal is to create a vibrant marketplace that supports current business and attracts complimentary businesses. Retail Academy was the perfect solution. The value we received from the tools, education, and experience at Retail Academy far exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend their service to any community looking to do the same.”Mayor, Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Sally GarlandMayor, Crystal Springs, Mississippi
My relationship with the Retail Strategies team has been extremely valuable over the last couple of years as I’ve searched for sites in the Southeast. They have been persistent and provided any information they could gather for available properties that fit my criteria. If they received news that a space was coming available they made sure to immediately give me a call and connect with the owners. I would recommend using this service to any of my colleagues looking in their client cities.
Walter W. Kelley Jr.Associate Broker, Commercial Sales and Leasing, Arc Realty Co.
"We just signed a lease in Tullahoma, TN and it took quite some time. I would have never looked at Tullahoma. I didn’t know much about Tullahoma, I had never been to Tullahoma. It wasn’t on my radar, even though I scoured the state…"We said 'Oh my goodness, OK. There are all these retailers. There’s a hotel there, these all these restaurants there. This must be the spot.' It really got my attention.The town has been waiting for us to come in. It’s a Greenfield, what we call a 'Greenfield' because there is very little competition, and we are opening a 22,000 sq/ft gym in Tullahoma in April or May of 2017. And we are very excited. We appreciate you pointing that out. We believe it is going to do very well.Principal & COO, Planet Fitness Growth Partnersexcerpt from January 2017 Fitness Webinar
Chris CavoloPrincipal & COO, Planet Fitness Growth Partners
Backed by a very talented and productive supporting cast, Retail Strategies has produced compelling demographic reports for our retail program, and have updated all information on a consistent basis. Their reputation with various corporate retail professionals and developers gives us “Instant” credibility. When Retail Strategies tells a prospective company that they “really ought to take a strong look” at our City, they do it.
C. Thomas RobinsonExecutive Director, Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation
Who we work with
A few of the retailers that have located in our partner communities.
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