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Chewelah, Washington Sets Its Focus on Downtown

Chewelah Washington Partners with Downtown Strategies


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (June 9, 2022) – Chewelah, Washington has appointed Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, to develop a downtown strategic plan on behalf of the city. The city will focus on growth in downtown utilizing the five-year strategic plan to drive business development and tourism in the city center.

The plan will be defined and developed considering policy and administration, design, tourism and promotion, economic vitality, and in-market research. The Downtown Strategies team traveled to Chewelah last month to tour downtown and hosted a Strategic Visioning Workshop to gather input from community leaders, downtown business owners and stakeholders, and elected officials.

“We are hopeful that bringing a focus to downtown will bring to light what improvements and enhancements can be made to an important area of our community,” said Mayor McCunn. “Retail Strategies is a valued partner, providing a vast amount of resources, education, and a third-party perspective on the opportunities for our downtown. The downtown workshop their team hosted was a great experience to kick-start the partnership. We look forward to seeing the recommendations from the Downtown Strategies group.”

“We are delighted to partner with the City of Chewelah on a Downtown Strategic Plan,” said Jenn Gregory, president of Downtown Strategies. “Chewelah has a beautiful, historic downtown, with many other unique assets such as a snow skiing resort, world-class golf course, and a newly expanded municipal airport. The downtown is the geographic center of these assets, and our team will focus heavily on how to connect them both physically and through experiences fueling tourism, investment, and revitalization.”

About Chewelah, Washington

Chewelah is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States. It is located approximately 45 mi northwest of Spokane. The population was 2,607 at the 2010 census, a 19.3% increase from 2000. Chewelah is in the beautiful Colville Valley adjacent to the Colville National Forest, a 45-mile scenic drive north of Spokane and 50-miles south of the Canadian border.

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About Downtown Strategies

Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, exists to provide realistic, implementable strategies to communities for revitalizing their downtowns. Led by a team of former downtown revitalization practitioners and real estate experts, our combination of real-world experience, plus expertise in real estate and retail uniquely qualify us to assist communities with backfilling vacancies, increasing tourism, and enhancing the sense of place in their downtowns. Serving rural communities in 22 states, Downtown Strategies is the leading national firm for downtown revitalization planning with an emphasis on real estate and retail.

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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