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Tennessee Retail Academy
Save the Date: Tennessee Retail Academy > August 2020
A Partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
Retail Strategies is pleased to offer a program that fills a need and community desire to be more effective in retail recruitment. More than 70 Tennessee communities have participated in Retail Academy over the past three years. In order to continue building on the momentum created and continue growth, below please find the continuing education for 2019 and 2020.
Quarterly educational webinars serve as benchmarks for the communities who received funding through TNECD to participate in the Retail Academy program. The webinars are intended to answer any questions the communities have and to reinforce the education for best practices. The program is open to all communities in Tennessee with a population of less than 25,000.
Continuing Retail Education Webinars
Thur, Nov 7, 2019
Thur, Feb 6, 2020
Thur, April 30, 2020
Tennessee Retail Academy 2019
The Retail Academy was held in Nashville on July 22, 2019. We encouraged participants to attend the ICSC TNKY Idea Exchange immediately following the Retail Academy. The goal is for Retail Academy to supply the fundamental tools to communities for retail recruitment so they can effectively recruit retailers at the ICSC show.
Participants’ Experience at Retail Academy
July 22, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn
305 Korean Veterans Blvd
44 TN communities
Economic Development Partnership
Retail Academy Tennessee pairs TNECD in the 4th Annual Retail Education sessions featuring multiple tiers of strategy and development for rural communities.
Education is Action.
The Retail Academy program builds every year with new content. Communities who have been through the 101 or 201 program are encouraged to apply for 301, the next level of community empowerment.