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Farmersville, Texas City Leaders Attend Retail Academy, Aim to Attract New Retail Prospects

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CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 28, 2024) – City leaders from Farmersville, Texas, participated in Retail Academy on January 23 in Birmingham, Alabama. The two-day event was designed for participants to learn how to engage retail real estate decision-makers and use demographic and trade area data to drive strategic actions. Notably, city leaders had the unique opportunity to hear from retailers like Wendy’s, Jersey Mike’s, and McDonald’s, gaining an inside look into how retailers make decisions.

“Farmersville is a community with immense potential. Through the Retail Academy program, the city is now equipped with the knowledge and tools to grow their retail landscape successfully,” said Chris Bontrager, vice president of the western region at Retail Strategies.

Rodney Williams, executive director for Farmersville Economic Development Corporation, stated, “Farmersville is committed to economic growth, and the Retail Academy program aligned perfectly with our goals. Learning from industry experts, national retailers, and getting hands-on real estate training about opportunities in our community was extremely valuable. The networking opportunity with other community leaders and the Retail Academy staff was a great way to begin the year.”

About Farmersville, Texas

Farmersville, Texas, a vibrant Texan city with a population of 4,459, is nestled in the heart of Collin County. Farmersville offers a delightful small-town ambiance coupled with modern conveniences. Fun Fact: “Onion Shed Festival,” is a unique event celebrating the city’s agricultural heritage and bringing together residents and visitors for a lively and flavorful experience.

Every year, Farmersville celebrates “Audie Murphy Day” in honor of the Farmersville native who emerged as the most highly decorated soldier in World War II and later became an actor, starring in more than 40 feature films.

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