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North Miami, Florida Attends Retail Academy Program in Preparation for ICSC Vegas


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 3, 2024) – North Miami, Florida city leaders attended a Retail Academy event ahead of the 2024 ICSC Las Vegas conference in May. The two-day Retail Academy was designed for North Miami participants to learn how to engage retail real estate decision-makers during the conference and use demographic and trade area data from their market to attract attention from retailers and developers.

“Educating our elected officials and community leaders through the Retail Academy equips them with the knowledge necessary to entice businesses to expand to North Miami,” says Anna-Bo Emmanuel, Executive Director of North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency. “Leveraging the Retail Strategies teams’ skill sets and vast network will be beneficial to us at ICSC Vegas.”

“We are thrilled that North Miami joined us for Retail Academy,” said Sarah Beth Stewart, vice president of community partnerships for Retail Strategies. “Their two days going through Retail Academy at our headquarters prepared their team for a successful ICSC Las Vegas conference. During the event, we assessed market opportunities and site availability to identify strategic opportunities that can be utilized in their recruitment efforts at ICSC Vegas.”

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The North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency is dedicated to enhancing and revitalizing the North Miami community, fostering economic growth, and supporting local businesses through strategic initiatives and targeted grant programs.

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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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About Retail Academy

Retail Academy is a program developed from the leading national retail advisory firm, Retail Strategies. The program assists communities in strengthening their retail landscape. Communities 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.

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