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Forest Hill, Texas Partners with Retail Strategies to Boost Retail Attraction Initiatives

Forest Hill city hall

CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 9, 2023) – Forest Hill, a thriving community in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Retail Strategies, a leading retail consulting firm, to enhance its retail attraction efforts. This collaboration comes at a crucial time, as the DFW Metroplex experiences unprecedented growth, making it an attractive destination for expanding retail and restaurant brands seeking new locations.

“Forest Hill is poised for remarkable growth, and we recognize the importance of attracting new retail and restaurant businesses to our community. By partnering with Retail Strategies, we’ll leverage their expertise to position Forest Hill as a prime destination for businesses looking to expand within the DFW Metroplex,” said Venus Wehle, City Manager of Forest Hill. “Retail Strategies has an impressive network of retailers, brokers, and developers they work with and having them as our retail partner is a huge competitive advantage for our city. We believe this partnership will not only enhance our local economy but also create valuable opportunities for our residents and existing businesses.”

Christopher Bontrager, Vice President of the Western Region at Retail Strategies, emphasized the importance of being proactive in attracting businesses to the DFW area. “DFW is a dynamic and competitive market, and cities need to take a proactive approach in telling their story to expanding businesses. Forest Hill’s strategic location, demographic strengths, and forward-thinking leadership make it an ideal candidate for successful retail attraction. We are excited to collaborate with the city and connect them with the expanding retail and restaurant brands seeking to establish a presence in this vibrant region.”

Retail Strategies will perform both a consumer data analysis and a real estate market analysis to identify the custom retail trade area and build a target retail and restaurant list that match opportunities in the market. After an in-market visit, Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential retailers, property owners, brokers and developers on behalf of the city and represent the city at conferences like ICSC Red River, ICSC Vegas, and Retail Live Southcentral. 

About Forest Hill, Texas

The City of Forest Hill, strategically nestled along US Interstate 20 and within the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, is a vibrant and growing community dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for its residents and fostering economic development. With a population of more than 13,000 people, its unique blend of urban convenience and suburban charm, Forest Hill offers a welcoming environment for businesses, families, and individuals.

The city boasts a dynamic and forward-thinking leadership team committed to ensuring Forest Hill remains a desirable destination for businesses and residents alike. We pride ourselves on our diverse community, exceptional city services, and a strong sense of community engagement. 

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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