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Benton, Arkansas to Seek New Retail Development

Benton, Arkansas


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 15, 2022) – Benton, Arkansas, has selected Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to create and execute a retail recruitment plan. After discussions with city administration, the city formalized the partnership to proactively recruit retail and leverage Retail Strategies’ real estate network.

“Benton has a great mix of new and old retail with plenty of real estate to grow along their multiple interstate exits. Benton will be capitalizing on their growing population to expand their retail base further to ensure a higher quality of life,” said Clay Craft, vice president of client services for Retail Strategies.

Lamont Cornwell, executive director of Saline County economic development commission, stated, “We are excited to begin work with Retail Strategies, leveraging their data and network to bring in new development opportunities. Recruiting diverse retailers and adding service-related options to Benton will enhance our residents’ quality of life and bring additional jobs and tax revenues.”

Through the partnership, the city will receive a tailored retail recruitment plan based on in-depth market analysis, consumer data, a real estate assessment, and proactive retail and broker outreach by the Retail Strategies’ team.

About Benton, Arkansas

Benton is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Arkansas, United States. Benton is a very affluent suburb of the Little Rock metro. The city was named after Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. The city was laid out in blocks and lots, with lots selling for $30 each.   

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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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