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Corbin, Kentucky takes an Asset-based Development Strategy with Retail Strategies


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (May 7, 2022) – Corbin, Kentucky has selected Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment plan on behalf of the city. After participating in Retail Academy, a retail education program that Corbin city leaders participated in, the city has decided to further the partnership having the Retail Strategies team represent the community to potential retail and restaurant companies.

“After participating in our retail education program, we discussed the city’s need for additional support in continuing support with retail attraction,” said Mill Graves, director of business development for Retail Strategies. “We are all excited to take the partnership with Corbin to the next level to help them advance the community’s retail goals and growth potential. “

“Our partnership with Retail Strategies ensures the city of Corbin has a proactive and asset-based strategy for recruiting expanding retailers to our area and is well positioned for the growth we envision,” stated Marlon Sams, Corbin’s city manager.

Through the partnership, the city will receive a tailored retail recruitment plan along with proactive retail and broker outreach by the Retail Strategies team. The team will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Corbin and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. Additionally, proactive outreach to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers will be made on behalf of Corbin.

About Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin, Kentucky is a city located in southeast Kentucky. The city is right off Interstate 75 at Exit 25 by Laurel Lake. Corbin is the perfect outdoor destination with proximity to the lake and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. The city has a variety of local restaurants, specialty shops, and the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken!

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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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