Press Release

Semmes, Alabama Partners with Retail Strategies to Conduct a Retail Recruitment Plan


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 12, 2021) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Semmes, Alabama to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the city. Semmes is a city outside of Mobile, Alabama with a population of around 5,284 people.

“Retail Strategies is providing services that will aid in progressing Semmes’ goal for further business retention and economic development. As a business owner and resident of Semmes, I believe partnering with Retail Strategies will leverage the interests of our citizens and business owners. Their team has the ability to seek out national retailers to bring in further investment and growth to Semmes. We are excited for our future with Retail Strategies.”

Brandon Van Hook, Mayor of Semmes

“I was first introduced to Mayor Van Hook through a close friend and citizen of Semmes,” said John Jackson, retail development coordinator at Retail Strategies. “Retail Strategies sees a lot of opportunity for retail and restaurant development in Semmes and know that the Mayor wants to create a business-friendly environment to bring business to the community. We are excited to work alongside city leaders to conduct and implement a retail recruitment plan to bring new businesses to the community. Growing up down the road from Semmes, I am very familiar with the market and look forward to getting to work in it.”

Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Semmes 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 Semmes, Alabama.

About Semmes, Alabama

Semmes, Alabama is located in Mobile County, only 14 miles from the city of Mobile. The proximity of the city has the added benefit of locations to both domestic and international markets. Companies moving to the city have easy access to east, west, and northern interstate systems in the Alabama region. Semmes is home to various outdoor entertainment options. The city is close to many different art and culture museums including the Mobile Museum of Art. 

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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. With confidence, we 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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