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Bolivar, Tennessee Seeks out Retail Recruitment with Retail Strategies


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 22, 2021)Bolivar Utility Department has chosen Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of Bolivar, Tennessee. The city will receive a tailored retail recruitment plan along with proactive retail recruitment by the Retail Strategies team.

“Retail Strategies has demonstrated proven results that align with Bolivar’s values and future,” said Mayor Julian McTizic.  “As a native of Bolivar, I am motivated to seek out new and innovative ways to promote the continued growth of our community.  We have a beautiful city that is situated to see rapid development throughout our city and downtown area with the additional support of Retail Strategies.”

“We have a beautiful city that is situated to see rapid development throughout our city and downtown area with the additional support of Retail Strategies.”

Mayor Julian McTizic

“Bolivar has a business-friendly mayor and leadership team that is ready for positive results in the community,” said Lacy Beasley, president of Retail Strategies. “Retail Strategies has identified different areas around Bolivar that will be attractive to national retailers. Our team is excited to continue finding innovative solutions for recruitment and growth in the city.”

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

About Bolivar Utility Department

The Bolivar Utility Department serves the utility needs of Bolivar, Hardeman County, and beyond. Bolivar, Tennessee is the county seat of Hardeman County located in west Tennessee with a population of roughly 5,300 people. The city is surrounded by natural, scenic amenities as well as a built-out downtown area and flourishing businesses.

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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