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Our hotel and grocery feasibility studies investigate proposals to see if they are feasible as a sustainable, profitable business model. Our studies do this by considering viability relating to market, location, costs, and financing. 
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Retail Strategies is a full-service consulting firm that develops and implements long-term retail real estate strategies for our members.  The process involves a team of experienced experts making connections between the public and private sector in a complex industry.
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Our team helps to outline the process of planning strategically to show how an economic development strategy can improve the effectiveness of local development programs. We will address how to identify the potential strengths and weaknesses of a local economy in order to develop effective programs.  These plans give your community the best chance for short-term and long-term success.
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Our team focuses on several different targeted markets for the member communities. Key cluster-specific industry targets for us include:  automotive, food/beverage, life sciences/biotech, aerospace, military/defense, logistics/transportation, and advanced manufacturing.
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Tradeshow Calendar

Tradeshow Name
Date
Location
Attend and Meet Us
Hunter Hotel Conference
March 18, 2020
CANCELED Atlanta, GA
Snaxpo
March 22, 2020
CANCELED Charlotte, NC
NCEDA Spring Conference
March 24, 2020
CANCELED Pinehurst, NC
ICSC Carolinas Conference / Deal Making
March 30, 2020
CANCELED Charlotte, NC
EEI Spring National Accounts
March 29, 2020
CANCELED Atlanta, GA
IAMC Local Summit
April 2, 2020
CANCELED Chicago, IL
Craft Brewers' Conference
April 19, 2020
CANCELED San Antonia, TX
NC Airport Association
April 20, 2020
CANCELED Wilmington, NC
State Energy Conference
April 28, 2020
POSTPONED Raleigh, NC
MRO Americas
April 28, 2020
CANCELED Dallas, TX
Electrification International Conference & Expo
May 3, 2021
RESCHEDULED Charlotte, NC
Eastern Alliance State of the Region
May 5, 2020
CANCELED Greenville, NC
ICSC RECon Show
May 17, 2020
CANCELED Las Vegas, NV
NC League Annual Meeting
May 28, 2020
RESCHEDULED to Virtual Event Wilmington, NC
Select USA
June 1, 2020
CANCELED Washington, DC
Area Development Consultant Forum
June 2, 2020
CANCELED Richmond, VA
BIO International
June 8, 2020
RESCHEDULED to Virtual Meeting San Diego, CA
Interfex
July 15, 2020
POSTPONED New York, NY
Farnborough Air Show
July 20, 2020
CANCELED France
PA/IAMC Mission
August 13, 2020
POSTPONED New Jersey
Global Carolinas Conference
August 13, 2020
CANCELED Charlotte, NC
ElectriCities Annual Meeting
August 17, 2020
CANCELED Myrtle Beach, SC
California Mission
August 24, 2020
RESCHEDULED Southern California
NCEDA Annual Conference
August 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED Wrightsville Beach, NC
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference
September 1, 2020
RESCHEDULED Las Vegas, NV
CPHI
September 9, 2020
POSTPONED Philadelphia, PA
IAMC Fall Forum
September 12, 2020
Boise, ID
IMTS
September 14, 2020
CANCELED Chicago, IL
21st Century Building Expo
September 15, 2020
Charlotte, NC
Live Xchange
September 27, 2020
RESCHEDULED Charlotte, NC
Global Cold Chain
September 28, 2020
Dallas, TX
IEDC Annual Conference
October 11, 2020
Dallas, TX
EEI Fall Conference
October 25, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
Home Delivery Expo
October 29, 2020
RESCHEDULED Philadelphia, PA
AAPEX / SEMA Show
November 3, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Canadian Aerospace Summit
November 3, 2020
Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
NC Craft Brewers' Conference
November 3, 2020
Winston Salem, NC
FABTech Expo
November 18, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Private Label Manufacturing
November 16, 2020
Chicago, IL
International Workboat Show
December 15, 2020
New Orleans, LA

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