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Montgomery County, Iowa Selects Retail Strategies to Drive Retail Recruitment Strategy


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 3, 2020) – Retail Strategies has partnered with Montgomery County, Iowa, to help add resources to the county’s Economic Development team allowing the county to focus on industrial and residential projects. The need for general merchandise retail has increased over the past couple of years with the closures of Kmart and Shopko.

“Retail Strategies will be a key asset in the expansion and development of Montgomery County. We are thankful for the added resources, knowledge and expertise that their team will be able to bring to Red Oak and our county.”

Shawnna Silvius, Executive Director, Montgomery County Development Corporation

“We are excited to begin our partnership with Retail Strategies,” said Shawnna Silvius, Executive Director of Montgomery County Development Corporation. “Retail Strategies will be a key asset in the expansion and development of Montgomery County. We are thankful for the added resources, knowledge and expertise that their team will be able to bring to Red Oak and our county. This partnership will allow for combined efforts in growing our retail recruitment and real estate development.”

“Retail Strategies is happy to be adding Montgomery County, Iowa to our team,” said Matthew Tate, director of business development for Retail Strategies.  “Over the past couple of years, unhealthy retailers have closed in the market leaving big retail spaces either vacant or filled by non-retail users, opening up opportunity in the market for some great backfill potential. We are excited to be locking arms with the city and putting together a retail recruitment strategy to help get Red Oak and the greater Montgomery County on the radar of retailers that are still expanding even during the pandemic.”

Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Montgomery County and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. The Retail Strategies team will work hand in hand with city leaders to help them understand their market and highlight opportunities for infill. Additionally, the team at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of Red Oak, Villisca, Stanton and the county.

About Montgomery County, Iowa

Montgomery County, Iowa has a population of 10,740. The county is in Southwestern Iowa about 50 miles southeast of the Omaha Metro Area. The Montgomery County Development Corporation works within the county to help attract business expansion and industry. The organization also aims to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Montgomery County. This is achieved through talent development, workforce needs, community and economic development, retention, and expansion.

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About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment and development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate 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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