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Retail Strategies Proactively Recruits Retail for Crawfordsville, Indiana


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 6, 2023) – The city of Crawfordsville, Indiana has appointed Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to execute a strategic retail recruitment plan on behalf of the community. This partnership will be essential in strengthening the economy and expanding the city’s retail corridor.

“We are partnering with Retail Strategies to take our story to retail decision-makers to bring exciting new retail offerings, grocers, and restaurants to our community. This team of real estate experts will utilize connections nationwide to expand Crawfordsville,” said Mayor Todd Barton.

“We are excited to have Retail Strategies act as an extension of our economic development team to expand our effort and reach their vast network of retailers, brokers, and developers,” finished Mayor Barton.

Mayor Todd Barton

Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis in Crawfordsville that identifies opportunity areas for retailers to capitalize on. The partnership will focus on defining the retail trade area and highlight opportunities for development and business recruitment. Additionally, Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers and developers on behalf of the city.  

About Crawfordsville, Indiana

Crawfordsville is a city in Montgomery County in west central Indiana, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 16,306. Crawfordsville is the home of the world’s first thin-slab casting minimill that recycles scrap steel using an electric arc-furnace. Crawfordsville is also world renown for producing some of the most spectacular crinoid fossils in the world.

For more information, visit and follow @cityofcrawfordsville on social media.

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. 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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