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Deer Park, Washington Begins Retail Recruitment and Downtown Revitalization with Retail Strategies

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CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

The city of Deer Park is excited to announce a new partnership with Retail Strategies, the leading community development firm. The partnership will include a tailored retail recruitment plan and a five-year action plan for the downtown area. This relationship will set in motion Deer Park’s proactive retail attraction and downtown revitalization efforts.

“Together, we aim to bring in a diverse mix of retailers that will not only improve the shopping experience for our residents but also contribute to the overall economic vitality of our city. Retail Strategies will serve as our representative, connecting us with developers, brokers, and expanding retail companies to identify prime opportunities for development,” said Mayor Tim Verzal.

Jessica Bohlen, director of community partnerships for Retail Strategies, said, “We are excited to collaborate with Deer Park on these projects. When communities reassess both their national retail efforts and their approach to enhancing their downtown, it’s a sign that they are serious about the progress of the community and multiple levels. Retail Strategies has a history of working in Washington communities and we’re pleased Deer Park chose us as their partner.”

Retail Strategies will serve as an extension of the city’s economic development efforts, representing Deer Park to a network of developers, brokers, and expanding retail companies. The firm’s role will be pivotal in attracting new business, leveraging their expertise to analyze market data, evaluate potential sites, and identify prime opportunities for retail development. This initiative is not just about business attraction but also about enhancing the overall economic vitality and quality of life in Deer Park.

To kick off the new downtown strategic plan, there will be a Downtown Strategic Visioning Workshop held on May 15 with downtown stakeholders. This serves as the first phase to developing the five-year action plan.

About Deer Park, Washington

Deer Park, Washington, is located in Spokane County with a population of more than 4,000 residents. It is a growing community known for its scenic beauty. The city is also renowned for its annual Settlers Day Parade, a beloved local tradition that celebrates the town’s history and community spirit.

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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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