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Steger, Illinois Begins Partnership with Downtown Strategies


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 4, 2021) –The village of Steger, Illinois has expanded its partnership with Retail Strategies, to create a five-year strategic plan for Downtown Steger. Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, will host a Strategic Visioning Workshop on November 16 and 17 to gather stakeholder feedback to assist in the development of the plan. Steger has been a long-time retail recruitment partner of Retail Strategies.

“We are hopeful that bringing a focus to Downtown will bring to light what improvements and enhancements can be made to an important area of our community,” said Mary Jo Seehausen, village administrator of Steger. “Retail Strategies has been a valued partner for the past three years, giving sound advice and representing Steger to the retail development community. Steger feels confident that our community will continue to flourish and thrive by bringing on the team at Downtown Strategies.”

“Retail Strategies has been a valued partner for the past three years, giving sound advice and representing Steger to the retail development community.”

Mary Jo Seehausen

“Steger’s long-time retail recruitment partnership with our company gives us an expansive history of knowledge to jump-start this partnership,” said Jenn Gregory, president of Downtown Strategies. “Downtown Strategies will focus on enhancing the downtown area of Steger while working with local business owners and community leaders to gain feedback to create a customized strategic plan.”

Downtown Strategies will host an in-market workshop with business owners, merchants, downtown property owners, and community leaders to gain feedback and stimulate dialogue on the stakeholder’s vision for downtown Steger. The team will execute an in-depth market and real estate analysis to create specific strategies focused on design, walkability, policy, tourism, and economic catalyst opportunities for the downtown area.

“Broadening the scope of services in Steger will lead to a combined effort by both Downtown Strategies and Retail Strategies to spur further success,” said Beth Miller, portfolio director at Retail Strategies. “The village of Steger has been a loyal client for our team over the past three years and we see so much potential in this community. We’re thankful for the trust they put in our team to help grow the village.”

About Steger, Illinois

Steger, Illinois is a village that straddles the border which separates Cook County and Will County, Illinois. Steger has a population of roughly 9,600 people. The village is in close proximity to Chicago around 35 miles south of the city. Steger remains a tight-knit community supportive of its local businesses. Visit today!

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About Downtown Strategies

Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, specializes in downtown revitalization, placemaking, strategic visioning and planning, community engagement, and development for the purpose of enhanced economic vitality and social wellbeing for communities and their citizens.

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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