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Union County EDGE, North Carolina, Selects Retail Strategies as Retail Recruitment Partner


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 31, 2021) – Union County Economic Development Growth Enterprise (EDGE) has selected Retail Strategies to provide data, analytics, and a retail recruitment strategy on behalf of the county. This partnership will include trade area and demographic data, a real estate analysis, and retail prospects that best match the city of Monroe and town of Indian Trail.

“Union County EDGE was created to stimulate and develop the communities in Union County,” said Chris Plate, executive director of Union County EDGE. “Retail Strategies gets tangible results for their partners that are produced from their innovative approach to economic development. There has already been great work started in Monroe and we are excited to expand this partnership for further success in Indian Trail as well.”

“Retail Strategies has built momentum in Monroe that we will continue to use in our growing partnership with adding in support to Indian Trail,” said Lacey Bacchus, business developer at Retail Strategies. “Our team wants to equip the communities in Union County with the tools to see substantial development and outcomes. We look forward to continuing outreach and recruitment on behalf of the County.”

Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Monroe and Indian Trail 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 expansion. The team will provide outreach and recruitment to targeted retailers.

About Union County, North Carolina

Union County, North Carolina is located near southern North Carolina with a population around 243,700 people. Located seven miles southeast of Charlotte and adjacent to I-485, the county is home to much diversity. Union County is known as a strong manufacturing community. There are multiple recreational facilities, Cane Creek Park, hospitals, and more!

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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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