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Humble, Texas Takes New Steps in Retail Attraction – Community Leaders Participate in Retail Academy


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 17, 2024) – Humble, a city beginning an ambitious effort to revitalize its retail landscape, is proud to announce its participation in Retail Strategies’ Retail Academy program. This course educates community leaders on attracting new retail and restaurant brands to the city. This exciting two-day event will also feature a panel of retailers who will provide valuable insights into their expectations and requirements from cities.

Stephanie Wiggins, chief economic development officer of Partnership Lake Houston, said, “Retail plays a central role in driving the growth of our local economy. It goes beyond just stores; it means jobs, vibrant communities, and an improved quality of life. Educating our elected officials and community leaders through the Retail Academy equips them with the knowledge necessary to entice businesses to choose Humble.”

Chris Bontrager, vice president of the western region at Retail Strategies, says, “Retail is an important part of community growth and should be woven into an economic development strategy. Texas is a dynamic market for retail real estate, and cities that actively engage with the retail sector will thrive. We are excited to collaborate with Humble and contribute to the city’s success.”

The Retail Academy is a testament to Humble’s dedication to fostering economic growth, job creation, and a thriving retail environment. By proactively addressing the needs of retailers and enhancing the city’s appeal, Humble is positioning itself as a top choice for businesses seeking expansion.

About Humble, Texas

Humble, Texas, is a thriving city situated in the bustling Houston metropolitan area. With a population of 16,396, this dynamic community is celebrated for its dedication to economic development and fostering community growth. Humble, Texas, is home to one of the world’s largest working oil pumps, known as the “Humble Oil Pump.” This historic oil pump, located in the heart of the city, serves as a reminder of Humble’s rich oil industry heritage and its contribution to the energy sector.

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