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Hiawatha, Iowa Brings in Retail Recruitment Partner


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Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (August 26, 2022) – Hiawatha, Iowa has chosen Retail Strategies to develop and implement a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the city. This partnership will be essential in strengthening community’s quality of life and economic development efforts. The city will receive a tailored retail recruitment plan and outreach by the Retail Strategies team to retailers, brokers, and developers on behalf of the city.

“Hiawatha is motivated to attract new businesses to our community,” said Mayor Bill Bennett of Hiawatha. “After conversations with Retail Strategies, it was evident they can get results in markets like ours. We know there is untapped potential to expand Hiawatha’s retail and restaurant mix, and Retail Strategies is the right partner to lead that expansion effort.”

John Tiedt of Retail Strategies said, “Hiawatha is eager to collaborate and is confident this partnership will meet a great need in the community. Our team will utilize market data and identify the best real estate for retail in the city to begin recruiting retailers. They’ll also continue to share real estate expertise with city leaders.”

Initially, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in and around Hiawatha and identify gaps in the market for opportunity. The Retail Strategies team will work with community leaders to help them understand their market and highlight those opportunities for development and business recruitment.

About Hiawatha, Iowa

Hiawatha is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. It is a suburb located in the northwestern side of Cedar Rapids. Hiawatha is named after a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called “The Song of Hiawatha,” about legendary Onondaga and Mohawk Indian leader Hiawatha.

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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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