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Arlington, Washington Selects Retail Strategies to Drive Retail Recruitment Strategy


CONTACT: Michelle Moultrie
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 3, 2020) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Arlington, Wash., to create and execute a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the city. Retail Strategies will focus on recruiting retail to a new commercial development as well as backfilling vacancies along I-5.

Located roughly 45 miles north of downtown Seattle, Arlington is situated at the midpoint between metropolitan Seattle and the Canadian border. The city has its own municipal airport and is home to the Cascade Industrial Center (CIC), a 4,000 acre assemblage that houses many industrial and manufacturing companies in the aviation, aerospace, maritime and distribution industries. The CIC currently supports over 8,000 jobs – 45% directly related to manufacturing – and is expected to reach 25,000 total jobs by 2040. With this increase in job creation comes the need to provide retail services to support this rapidly growing population.

Arlington is projected to grow by 10% over the next decade,” said Mayor Tolbert. “We believe that our city needs additional resources in order to properly focus on retail development, and having a team of people working on behalf of the city to fully focus on all aspects of real estate development and retail recruitment is really going to move the needle for our city.”

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“When I first met Mayor Tolbert it was clear to me that the city of Arlington was serious about taking the right steps to attract retail into their market, but city leadership needed assistance in doing so,” said Matthew Tate, director of business development for Retail Strategies. “Partnering our retail contacts and our team’s implementation strategy with the city of Arlington seemed like a natural fit, as our team will be able to approach the right retail concepts that are looking to expand in the region, and we look forward to representing Arlington to the retail community.”

Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Arlington and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. The Retail Strategies team will work hand in hand with city leaders to help them understand their market and highlight opportunities for infill. In addition, the team at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of the city.

About Arlington, Washington

Forward thinking, innovative and business-friendly, the City of Arlington strives to create a sense of place and community for residents and visitors alike by promoting recreation, return on investment, and quality of life.  Whether you are opening a new business, relocating or expanding operations the staff at the City of Arlington Community and Economic Development Department are ready to assist you in every step of your business journey. We strongly believe economic development is not just one person’s job, it’s everyone’s business. Arlington has created a healthy business climate that will ensure your business will prosper with the City as a partner.

For additional information visit Arlington Awaits

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment and development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate 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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