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Durant, Oklahoma Announces Partnership with Retail Strategies for Retail Recruitment and Downtown Revitalization


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 2, 2020) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Durant, Oklahoma, to help expand and further the city’s retail development efforts. Retail Strategies strives to increase retail and restaurant development in the city. In addition to a retail recruitment strategy, Retail Strategies will be focusing their efforts on Durant’s unique downtown area through a Downtown Visioning Workshop aimed at revitalization and redevelopment.

“Retail Strategies will bring a fresh perspective to our city’s retail development. We are excited to utilize the resources their team provides to understand Durant’s retail market more in-depth. This alliance will be crucial to further grow and expand our city’s retail endeavors.”

Lisa Taylor, Economic Development Director

“Durant is full of significant retail and restaurant potential,” said Dennis Maher, director of business development for Retail Strategies. “We anticipate that the city’s position within a diverse region will appeal to a variety of businesses. Our team will provide detailed analytics and tools to then produce a recruitment plan on behalf of Durant. Retail Strategies applauds the city and their leadership for taking the next step in ensuring their city continues its development and economic growth.”

Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of businesses in the area and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. The team will also perform an assessment of downtown Durant through a one-day workshop. This is designed to promote the downtown area through market analysis, downtown design, and expanding economic opportunities. The Retail Strategies team will work hand in hand with city leaders to help them understand their market and highlight opportunities for infill. Additionally, the team at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of the city.

About Durant, Oklahoma

Durant presents a wide variety of activities for its visitors and residents. The city provides dining and shopping options in the unique downtown area, nature adventure in the Lake Texoma State Park, and entertainment options at the Choctaw Casino Resort. Known as the “Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma”, Durant has opportunities for everyone.

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About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment and development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate 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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