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Granbury, Texas to Attend Retail Academy


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 7, 2022) – The City of Granbury, Texas is set to focus on the future of retail and restaurant development in the community by attending Retail Academy. City staff will attend the day-long program where they will learn about the consumer population through data and learn how to turn that data into action by speaking to retail real estate decision makers. The Retail Academy will take place on September 28 in the Retail Strategies Fort Worth office.

“Our city is ready to take the next step in expanding our retail node and we believe that Retail Academy will help us in speaking ‘real estate’,” said Lance LaCour, Director of Economic Development for the City of Granbury. “We have a strong retail and restaurant presence in Granbury, so understanding what potential retail brands are a best fit for our market is a valuable piece of Retail Academy as well.”

“Granbury is an extremely appealing market to expanding retailers given its population growth and proximity to the DFW metroplex,” said Christopher Bontrager, vice president of Retail Strategies’ western division.

“Our team will provide retail estate expertise to the participants from Granbury to train them on the best practice and process of recruiting retail.”

Chris Bontrager

“Navigating the retail recruitment process and understanding the various roles in the decision-making process is challenging,” said Madeline Farr, director of Retail Academy. “The attendees of Retail Academy will walk away with the necessary data and retail contacts to begin the process.”

About Granbury, Texas

Granbury is a city in and the county seat of Hood County, Texas, United States.  The City’s current population was 11,440, and it is the principal city of the Granbury micropolitan statistical area. Granbury is named after Confederate General Hiram B. Granbury.

For more information visit:  Economic Development | Granbury, TX – Official Website.

About Retail Academy

Retail Academy is an educational program developed by the leading national retail advisory firm, Retail Strategies. The program assists community leaders in strengthening their retail landscape. Attendees will be trained and equipped with the tools and education necessary to attract new retailers to their markets while providing support to their existing local businesses.

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and strategically developing communities.  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. With confidence, we 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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