Shelby, NC works to attract Retail

What Cleveland County wants, Aug 13, 2019 [link]

The Star recently asked its readers what they would like to see come to Cleveland County.

We received more than 500 responses. Answers varied from vague requests for more children’s activities to a resounding desire for a Target.

Shelby City Manager Rick Howell said he works with a company called Retail Strategies to identify businesses that may want to call the area home.

Retail Strategies communicates with franchises to find what they are looking for – often placing importance on population, median income and traffic patterns.

“We have to recognize who we are and temper our wants and desires with reasonable expectations of what retailers really want to be here now,” Howell said. “A lot of things have to happen to attract larger retailers like Target.”

Retail Strategies is proud to partner with Shelby, NC. Working with a city that is proactively recruiting retail increases the quality of life in a community while raising tax revenue and providing jobs.

Our activities pay a return in sales tax, added jobs and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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My relationship with the Retail Strategies team has been extremely valuable over the last couple of years as I’ve searched for sites in the Southeast. They have been persistent and provided any information they could gather for available properties that fit my criteria. If they received news that a space was coming available they made sure to immediately give me a call and connect with the owners. I would recommend using this service to any of my colleagues looking in their client cities.

Walter Kelly, Broker

Arc Realty

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Retail Strategies has been a tremendous asset to Cypress. They have access to industry and business intelligence in an immensely competitive retail environment. The relationships they develop with commercial/retail property owners delivers results for the city because Retail Strategies excels at marketing their clients.

Peter Grant, City Manager

Cypress, CA

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