Three ways to get involved

You come to us

We have a state-of-the-art education classroom in our Birmingham and Fort Worth offices and would love to host your team for a two-day Retail Academy training.

We come to you

We schedule a trip to your community, and teach between 4 to 5 of your staff. This method works well if your team isn't able to get out of the office for training.

Online Course

Through a partnership with the National League of Cities, receive an economic development certificate after participating in an eight-week course.

Regional Partners

A few organizations we have worked with to host regional workshops.

What You Receive

When travel is difficult, or not possible, we have developed a series of online modules to get your community the tools it needs.

Resource Library

16+ hours of content

  • Retail Incentives
  • Retail Trends
  • Hotel Feasibility
  • Franchise Recruitment Tools
  • Retailer Growth Plans and Reports
  • Retailer, Developer and Broker Interviews
  • Small Business Support
  • Bankruptcy Filling and Closure Lists
  • The Dollars and Cents of Shopping Centers

Online Portal

As part of the year-long partnership, you are granted access to an online membership platform that is updated monthly and available on-demand.

  • Today’s Trend Impacting Retail Recruitment
  • Demographics Overview
  • Players, Process, and Pitch
  • Real Estate 101 and Recruitment Tools
  • Restaurant Strategies for Economic Development
  • Innovating Commerce Serving Communities
  • Steps to Recruiting Retail and Restaurants to your Downtown

Workshop Dates

Only 4 spots are available for each date. Choose your team’s spot today! 

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Contact Us to Schedule Your Workshop

We can make it work. 

Just let us know what works best for you.