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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. 
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.
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.
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.

Tradeshow Calendar

Tradeshow Name
Attend and Meet Us
ElectriCities Connections Summit
March 12, 2024
Cary, NC
ICSC Carolinas
March 18, 2024
Charlotte, NC
May 6, 2024
Orlando, FL
ICSC Vegas
May 17, 2024
Las Vegas, NV
July 14, 2024
Chicago, IL
ElectriCities Annual Conference
August 12, 2024
Asheville, NC
Pack Expo
November 3, 2024
Chicago, IL
November 17, 2024
Chicago, IL

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