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Phelps County, NE, Selects Retail Strategies as Retail Recruitment Partner

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CONTACT: Michelle Moultrie
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 11, 2019) – Retail Strategies has been selected by Phelps County Development Corporation (PCDC) in Holdrege, Neb., to assist with a market analysis and recruitment of retail and restaurant companies. Phelps County boasts a population of nearly 10,000 and includes the first-class city of Holdrege and villages of Atlanta, Bertrand, Funk, and Loomis.

“A vibrant retail environment is key to the health and attractiveness of communities,” said Ron Tillery, executive director of the Phelps County Development Corporation.

We aim to prioritize recruitment and encourage more retail activity in the market and having Retail Strategies help drive our recruitment efforts is something we are excited to get started on.”

ron tillery, executive director

Through the partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a market analysis of the businesses located in Phelps County and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. The Retail Strategies team will work hand in hand with County leaders to help them understand their market and real estate. Most importantly, the commercial real estate professionals at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of the county.

“Rural communities like ours represent a huge, untapped opportunity for retailers. With a large underserved population and a very attractive location we think our partnership with the Retail Strategies team will produce the results we’re looking for,” said Tillery.

“We’re thrilled to work with Phelps County as their retail recruitment partner,” said Matthew Tate, director of business development for Retail Strategies. “We see a lot of potential in the market and really believe in the talents of the economic development team at Phelps County. Once we finish building the recruitment plan together, our team will also be executing the strategy that we put in place.”

About Phelps County, Nebraska

Phelps County covers approximately 540 square miles of gently rolling land in south central Nebraska. It is an area with a legacy of productive agriculture. Its communities boast beautiful historic downtowns with brick streets and a variety of businesses. To learn more about the Phelps County Economic Development Corporation visit

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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