Press Release

Florence, Kentucky Reengages with Retail Strategies


CONTACT: Michelle Moultrie
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 15, 2020) – Florence, Ken., has partnered with Retail Strategies to assist in the city’s retail recruitment and business attraction efforts. Florence is the second largest city in Northern Kentucky, is one of the fastest growing in the state and is part of the Cincinnati CBSA. The city previously partnered with Retail Strategies from 2013-2017.

“We are excited to hit the ground running in 2020 with Florence,” said Lacy Beasley, president of Retail Strategies.

Florence is a market we’re very familiar with and understand what retail and restaurant opportunities will work well in the city. We believe that investment in retail recruitment services is a critical component to a community’s holistic economic development plan and look forward to once again being that retail advocate on behalf of Florence.”

lacy beasley, president, retail strategies

Retail Strategies will perform an initial market analysis of the businesses operating in Florence and identify areas of opportunity with retail and restaurant brands expanding into the Northern Kentucky market. Most importantly, the commercial real estate professionals at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of the city.

About Florence, Kentucky

The City of Florence has established itself as a premier location for businesses and a comfortable and safe community for its residents. More than 2,500 businesses – from start-ups, to established small businesses, to successful advanced manufacturing, to healthcare, to corporate headquarters, to retail – have all chosen to establish a presence in Florence. The impressive growth of such firms has helped make Florence a focal point of commerce and one of the largest employment markets in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

Companies continue to choose Florence for the many advantages the community offers such as easy access to the interstate and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport, a highly-rated education system, and outstanding municipal services. To learn more visit

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. For more information, visit

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