About Academy

Helping communities learn to attract retail,

teaching how data provides options,

and real estate drives decisions.

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How we do it:

Retail Academy is a program developed from a leading national retail advisory firm, Retail Strategies. The program assists communities in strengthening their retail landscape. Communities will be trained and equipped with the tools and education necessary to attract new retailers to their markets, while providing support to their existing local businesses.

Tennessee Development Districts won a National Innovation Award at the 49th Annual National Association of Development Organizations Conference in San Antonio for launching Retail Academy.

Our Team

We want to partner with you, giving you the tools and contacts to create economic growth. We look forward to discussing your unique community and how we can help.

Lacy Beasley


Madeline Farr


Cynthia Stewart


Ryder Richards

Creative Director

Michelle Moultrie


Scott VonCannon



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