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Washington County Economic Alliance Contracts with Retail Strategies to Build Washington County Hotel, Retail, and Accommodation Sector


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 15, 2023) – Today, Washington County Economic Alliance and Delta Compass President & CEO, Justin Archer Burch, announced that the organization has contracted with Retail Strategies in Birmingham, Alabama to strengthen Washington County as the Delta’s regional hub for commerce and accommodation.  “Washington County’s reach is over 90 miles wide and serves a population of 287,774 people with hotel, retail, and accommodation services.  If you live in the Delta, Washington County is where you access services, eat, play, and recreate.  Retail Strategies gives us a leg up in attracting new businesses to the region to meet the needs of over a quarter million people in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas,” said Burch.

Retail Strategies is the national expert and most trusted partner in recruiting businesses on behalf of communities.  Retail Strategies’ mission is to provide real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving communities as alluring locations for recruiting and retaining businesses. Their team includes over 150 collective years of retail real estate experience and 30 licensed Commercial Real Estate professionals, currently recruiting retail on behalf of 170 communities nationwide.

“As the hub of the Delta region, Washington County is prime for growth,” said Lacey Bacchus, Senior Director of Community Partnerships. “The infrastructure improvements that are underway will give way to new retail and restaurant opportunities that our team will focus on. We’re excited to work Justin Burch and his team at Washington County Economic Alliance.”

Retail Strategies has a track record of success in aggressively executing a tailored retail development strategy to attract retailers, restaurants, and hotels for communities. Retail Strategies has been honored with “Best Places to Work”, “Who’s Who of Commercial Real Estate”, “CEO of the Year”, multiple “Top 40 Under 40” and “Top 100 Influencers in Real Estate.” Their activities pay a return in sales and property tax revenue, added jobs, and new businesses that enhance the unique qualities of communities. Retail Strategies’ network of contacts within the retail and real estate industry (over 9,000 businesses) will be put to work for Greenville.

Washington County Economic Alliance and Delta Compass are happy to continue to make investments that leverage public support provided by the City of Greenville and the Washington County Board of Supervisors.  “This investment will continue our promise to make Washington County the standard for rural development in the Delta region,” said Board President Parker England.  This partnership is welcomed news to build upon the community’s continued growth in attracting major projects in the last year to include Hobby Lobby, Jack’s, and Chick-fil-A.  “We only see an upward trajectory for Washington County,” said Burch.  For community input or relators looking to market commercial space – we encourage you to reach out to The Chamber at (662) 378-3141 for more information.

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. 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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