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Florissant, Missouri Plans to Expand Retail Nodes with Retail Strategies

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CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 13, 2023) – Florissant, Missouri has appointed Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a tailored retail recruitment plan. This partnership will be essential in continuing the city’s growth in retail and commercial business.

“Retail Strategies shows a great level of commitment to the cities they represent,” said Patrick Mulcahy, economic development director of Florissant. “City leaders are excited to have a team of real estate experts implementing a customized retail recruitment plan based on needs in our market. We look forward to having retail experts on our team who are advocating for growth on our behalf.”

“We are excited to partner with Retail Strategies to keep moving Florissant forward in a positive way. We have a lot to be proud of here in Florissant, and we want to make sure we are working as hard as possible to continue attracting high quality businesses to our area. We believe this partnership will help us promote Florissant as a great place to live, work, and raise a family and accomplish our goals to continue growing as a community.”

Mayor Tim Lowery

John Tiedt, business developer for Retail Strategies, said, “Our implementation team is excited about the potential expansion coming to the Florissant market. We are confident that the city’s diversity and rich history sets them apart, making them a desirable candidate for growth.”

Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis in Florissant and identify areas of opportunity for retailers to capitalize on the traffic in specific zones. The partnership will focus on defining the retail trade area and highlight opportunities for development and business recruitment. Additionally, Kam South, portfolio director, and Jack Blankenship, retail development coordinator at Retail Strategies, will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers and developers on behalf of the city.

About Florissant, Missouri

Florissant is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, settled in 1786. On the 2020 United States census, the city had a total population of 52,533, making it the 12th-largest city in Missouri and the largest municipality in St. Louis County. Florissant is home to Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, comedian Cedric the Entertainer, Hall of Fame bowler Dick Webber, MLB player Devin Williams, and comedian Kathleen Madigan. For more information, visit and follow @cityofflorissant on social media.

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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