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The City of Martinsville Partners with Retail Strategies on Retail Recruitment Efforts


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 12, 2023) – The City of Martinsville has announced a partnership with Retail Strategies. This partnership aims to strengthen the city’s retail landscape, attract exciting new dining concepts and explore real estate development opportunities.

“We are looking forward to working with Retail Strategies,” stated Martinsville Mayor Kenny Costin. “Our community is eager to welcome new dining experiences, hotels, and exploring other opportunities for economic growth. We particularly want to attract brands like Tractor Supply, Cracker Barrel, and name-brand hotels to our city. We are excited to learn more about our community’s data and real estate through this alliance.”

“The city’s strategic location, combined with its commitment to fostering a thriving retail environment and its multiple interstate access points, has set the stage for this promising partnership,” noted Retail Strategies vice president of community partnerships, Sarah Beth Stewart. “Martinsville’s potential for growth and development is high, and we are eager to collaborate with this forward-thinking community.”

Retail Strategies, a leading expert in retail recruitment and market analysis, will be instrumental in this initiative. Their dedicated team will conduct a comprehensive market analysis tailored to Martinsville’s unique characteristics, providing valuable insights into retail trends, consumer preferences and opportunities for growth.

About Martinsville, Indiana

With a population of approximately 11,882, Martinsville, Indiana, combines small-town charm with modern opportunities, making it an ideal place to live and work. Boasting a strategic location just 45 over 35 minutes from Indianapolis with several interstate access points, Martinsville is a hub for growth. Fun fact: Martinsville is known for the iconic Candy Kitchen, serving sweet treats since 1912, adding to its rich history and delightful community spirit.

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About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in community development and retail economic development. 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. We confidently 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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