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Cookeville, TN Council considers contract extension with Retail Strategies

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by Ben Wheeler, July 17, 2019 [link]

Cookeville City Council members are considering a contract extension with a company that uses market data and research to encourage retailers to expand to the city.

Having them on our team is huge. I think the real news here is (our) retail market is still emerging. These are new tax dollars and not just a shuffle.” 

Melinda keifer, economic and community development coordinator

Some of the projects Retail Strategies have worked on include Academy Sports+Outdoors, Chipotle, Publix and Popeye’s Chicken.

Retail Strategies is reportedly working on seven new projects in Cookeville that have retailers working on deals or reviewing sites in Cookeville.

The City of Cookeville relies heavily on sales tax from the city’s retailers. Sales tax makes up roughly half of the city’s revenue.

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