Education is Action.
Helping communities in TEXAS learn
to attract retail, teaching how data
provides options, and real estate
communities to ask for what they deserve.
communities on what similar towns have received.
communities to approach retail partners in a smart way.
communities to meet their true potential.
Do you want NEW RETAIL in your community?
Join UTSA and Retail Strategies for a program that offers you a Customized Retail Recruitment Plan for your community, and a two-day Retail Academy training on how to put the plan into action.
Hosted by Lacy Beasley, President of Retail Strategies, these intense learning sessions provide you with customized retail reports and best practices.
University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development has partnered with Retail Strategies to offer Texas communities a retail recruitment program called Retail Academy. Retail Academy is a program that empowers community leaders to take a proactive approach to their retail opportunities. 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.
Retail Academy is designed to equip community leaders with a realistic list of retail prospects and action plan to market the community to the prospects.
Six hours of customized training include an education on the marketing materials provided, how to create an elevator pitch, setting up conference meetings, prospect outreach and where to find industry leading information critical to implementing a long-term retail recruitment plan.
- 50+ page Customized Retail Recruitment Plan
- Customized retail marketing pitch to use with retailers
- A retail prospect list
- Customized leakage report for your community
- Mobile Data Collection Report
- Navigation tips and insider insights
UTSA plans to apply for a USDA grant in order to fully fund your participation in the program.
Retail recruitment is a marathon, not a sprint.
Receive a grant worth $10,000 to help your community.
Any Texas community under 25,000 population is eligible.
(specific date TBD)
UTSA Downtown Campus
501 W César E Chávez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207
- State of the Industry – Today’s Trends
- Data…Everything You Need to Know About the Research
- Real Estate, Prospects and Making the Pitch
- The Deal Making Process
- Outreach: ICSC, Elevator Pitch and Marketing Guide
- How to Utilize the Information
Hear what participants are saying!
September 2019 RETAIL ACADEMY
Contact Madeline Branch