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Richmond, Kentucky Partners with Downtown Strategies

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CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 10, 2021) – The city of Richmond, Kentucky has engaged Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, as its downtown revitalization partner. Downtown Strategies will perform a Strategic Visioning Workshop with downtown stakeholders and create a strategic plan on behalf of the community. This partnership also includes a market analysis for the community.

 “Richmond is home to Eastern Kentucky University and serves as a gateway to southeastern Kentucky.  We have a growing community, and our downtown has so much potential for growth,” said Tyler Johnson, communication & community development director of Richmond. “Supporting and redeveloping Richmond’s downtown area is a key motivation for our community. By partnering with Downtown Strategies, we feel like downtown Richmond will flourish.”

“Supporting and redeveloping Richmond’s downtown area is a key motivation for our community. By partnering with Downtown Strategies, we feel like downtown Richmond will flourish.”

Tyler Johnson, Communication and Community Development Director

“Richmond, Kentucky is a booming community that has an underutilized downtown with beautiful bones,” said Mill Graves, director of business development at Retail Strategies. “There is ripe potential in Richmond and our Downtown Strategies team will assist in developing the area further.”

The Downtown Strategies team will host an in-market workshop with business owners, merchants, community leaders, and elected officials to gain feedback and allow dialogue for development ideas. The team will also execute a market and real estate analysis taking a deeper dive into Richmond. A customized five-year Strategic Plan will be developed with specific strategies focused on policy, design, tourism, and economic catalyst opportunities for the area.

“Downtown Richmond has the unique advantage of being anchored by Eastern Kentucky University within the city,” said Jenn Gregory, president of Downtown Strategies. “Downtown Strategies is looking to assist with downtown resurgence through research and stakeholder feedback. We look forward to spending time in the market and becoming a key partner for the city.”

About Richmond, Kentucky

Richmond, Kentucky is 30 minutes south of Lexington along I-75 in Madison County. The city is centrally located Kentucky and the fastest growing city in the state. Richmond is home to Eastern Kentucky University and roughly 36,000 people. The city also has amenities such as the Gibson Bay Golf Course and Hummel Planetarium and Space Theater!

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About Downtown Strategies

Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, specializes in downtown revitalization, placemaking, strategic visioning and planning, community engagement, and development for the purpose of enhanced economic vitality and social wellbeing for communities and their citizens.


About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and strategically developing communities. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality of life amenities. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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