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Clarkdale, Arizona Leaders Focus on Retail Economic Development


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 17, 2023) – The Town of Clarkdale, Arizona, is proud to announce its partnership with Retail Strategies, a leading expert in community and retail economic development. Through this partnership, town leaders are investing in a plan and execution to elevate Clarkdale’s retail corridors and create new real estate development opportunities.

“This partnership with Retail Strategies represents a pivotal moment for Clarkdale,” said Clarkdale Mayor Prud’homme-Bauer. “We are dedicated to providing our residents and visitors exceptional dining and shopping experiences while being proactive about future real estate development opportunities. The Retail Strategies team will aggressively work on our behalf to tell our town’s story to retail and restaurant decision-makers and developers looking to invest in communities like ours.”

Chris Bontrager, Vice President of Western Region at Retail Strategies, stated this about the new collaboration: “Clarkdale’s natural beauty and vibrant community make it an attractive destination. We are thrilled to work alongside the town to bring innovative dining concepts and strategic real estate development to Clarkdale.”

Retail Strategies will bring its expertise to the table by comprehensively evaluating Clarkdale’s market potential through consumer data and a real estate market analysis. These analyses will help identify prime locations for new restaurant concepts, ensuring that the town’s dining landscape aligns with the preferences of its residents and the expectations of its visitors. The town will receive a full retail economic development strategy and the Retail Strategies team will work hand-in-hand with the town to carry out execution of the plan.

About Clarkdale, Arizona

Located in the Verde Valley of Arizona, Clarkdale is a community known for its history and breathtaking natural beauty. Home to 4,635 residents with a median age of 59.7, this town has a historic past, once serving as a copper mining center before evolving into a vibrant hub for arts, outdoor adventures, and culinary treats.

For more information, visit and follow our social media at @ClarkdaleAZ.

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in community development and retail economic development. 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. We confidently 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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