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Charles City County, Virginia Enters into Retail Recruitment Partnership with Retail Strategies


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 8, 2021) – Charles City County, Virginia has chosen Retail Strategies, the leading national community development, and retail recruitment firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the county. Charles City County will receive key analytics about the county and marketing materials to attract new retail and restaurant development.

“Retail Strategies is a trusted partner for our county that will advocate on our behalf to their large network of connections to the retail industry,” said Michelle Johnson, County Administrator of Charles City.  “To effectively grow our footprint and maintain our community’s culture, we knew from the beginning that Retail Strategies was the right partner to help us meet this goal.  Their methodical, strategic and inclusive approach to retail growth for communities like Charles City is exactly what we need to move forward in a way that helps us grow in a measured way while still preserving our cherished natural resources.”

“To effectively grow our footprint and maintain our community’s culture, we knew from the beginning that Retail Strategies was the right partner to help us meet this goal.”

Michelle Johnson

“Our team is ready to get the ball rolling and drum up potential prospects in Charles City County,” said Beth Miller, portfolio director at Retail Strategies. “Retail Strategies will advocate on behalf of the market of Charles City County, working to combine local expertise with national retail expertise. We are excited to be working with the county in a joint effort.”

Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Charles City County 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 Charles City County, Virginia.

About Charles City County, Virginia

Charles City County is located in the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia bounded by the James River and the Chickahominy River. The county is home to roughly 7,000 residents. Charles City County has beautiful agriculture and outdoor amenities to service residents and visitors.

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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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