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Sunnyvale, Texas Joins with Retail Strategies for Retail Academy

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Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 7, 2021) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Sunnyvale, Texas, to offer Retail Academy to educate city leaders. Developed by Retail Strategies, Retail Academy educates communities on best practices to attract new retail and restaurants while providing resources to support and grow existing businesses. Sunnyvale city leaders will virtually participate in Retail Academy.

“Sunnyvale has recently had a number of new restaurants announce they’ll open in our community,” said Burton Barr, director of economic development for Sunnyvale. “We want to ensure we are making outreach to the right retail and restaurant concepts for the make-up of consumers in our market.”

“We want to ensure we are making outreach to the right retail and restaurant concepts for the make-up of consumers in our market.”

Burton Barr, Director of Economic Development

“Sunnyvale town leadership has visible ambition to see continued success in the community,” said Madeline Farr, director of Retail Academy. “The town has seen recent momentum, so Retail Academy is excited to utilize that as momentum to find further areas for expansion. We are looking forward to growing our relationship with Sunnyvale.”

Retail Academy is designed to educate city leaders on retail and business recruitment, real estate, and small business support. As businesses and communities continue to reopen after COVID-19, Retail Academy provides local leaders the necessary tools to continue supporting retail and restaurant businesses.

“There is great potential right now for communities across the United States to take steps in securing their communities future,” said Lacy Beasley, president of Retail Strategies. “The town of Sunnyvale is answering that call by participating in our Retail Academy program. Retail Strategies is excited to provide the town with tools for success and to work further with Sunnyvale.”

About Sunnyvale, Texas

Sunnyvale, Texas is a town located in Dallas County, Texas. The town is around 15 miles east of downtown Dallas. Sunnyvale is a part of Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, an upscale community in eastern Dallas County. The town shares borders to the north and west with the larger suburbs of Mesquite and Garland. In addition to this, Sunnyvale is bordered by the peaceful waters of Lake Ray Hubbard and Kaufman County.

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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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