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Statesville, North Carolina Selects Retail Strategies to Drive Retail Recruitment Strategy


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 1, 2020) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Statesville, North Carolina, to help expand and further the city’s retail development. Retail Strategies will focus on bringing in businesses and developments that will complement the growing city. The City of Statesville sits between Interstates 40 and 77 conveniently positioned for new retailers.

“We are excited to be partnering with Retail Strategies. This partnership allows Statesville access to retail professionals and a wide database of resources that would otherwise not be available to a city our size,” said Ron Smith, City Manager of Statesville. “Retail Strategies will be beneficial in identifying areas of growth and promoting those areas in a way that will further the expansion of our city. We are hopeful for the future of Statesville in joint effort with Retail Strategies.”

“Retail Strategies will be beneficial in identifying areas of growth and promoting those areas in a way that will further the expansion of our city. We are hopeful for the future of Statesville in joint effort with Retail Strategies.”

Ron Smith, City Manager

“It is our fundamental belief that investment in retail recruitment services is a critical component to a municipality’s holistic economic development plan,” said Lacy Beasley, President of Retail Strategies. “Statesville has potential for new retail and restaurant to serve the community’s growth. By identifying the properties ready for redevelopment or new development, we can start the conversations with the right industry professional who can bring investment into Statesville.  During the disruption of COVID-19, we will also use our national experience to incorporate best practices in retail and restaurant retention. Through this partnership, it is our goal to maximize the retail potential of Statesville’s consumer shopping power and keep the dollars at home. We applaud the local leadership of Statesville and ElectriCities of North Carolina for understanding this and taking action.” 

Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Statesville 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 the city.

About Statesville, North Carolina

Statesville is in Iredell County and serves as a county seat. The city is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area with a population of 27,528. Statesville is headquarters to various businesses including G.L. Wilson Company, Doosan Portable Power and Badger Sportswear. The Statesville Regional Airport serves the region with flights for many corporations and the racing industry. Downtown Statesville serves a broad variety with its’ different boutiques, restaurants and breweries offered on walkable streets.

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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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