Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
In a rural region, a thriving retail sector is a phenomenal asset, bringing in both people and tax revenues. Though many national retailers gravitate towards larger cities, with the right strategies, small communities also can earn their attention and investment. Discover how your community can lay the groundwork for retail attraction and creatively tell its story to gain the interest of local, regional and national firms, growing both employment opportunities and the tax base.
Attend this webinar to learn how to:
• Use data and visuals to tell your community's retail story
• Create programs to encourage local and regional retailers to open stores
• Learn how other small communities have become retail hubs and identify replicable strategies
President & COO
Lacy Beasley serves as president and COO of Retail Strategies, and has worked in retail real estate since 2005. Her experience with the Shopping Center Group and the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce (TN) prior to joining Retail Strategies provided her with the insight into the public and private side of retail development and how to forge connections between both sectors.
A graduate of Lipscomb University, she earned her double major in marketing and management. Beasley is the International Council of Shopping Centers’ TN GR Chair. Previously, she held the P3 Retail Private Sector Chair and has served on committees with the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute, Economic Development Association of Alabama, and multiple ICSC planning committees. Her articles have been published in Shopping Centers Today, Site Selection Magazine, and AL Retail Federation. She has spoken on retail trends and best practices in retail recruitment at approximately 100 events with ICSC, RECon Educational Sessions, American Association of Retirement Communities, American Public Power Association, Tennessee Valley Authority, ElectriCities of NC, Georgia Power, Southeastern Economic Development Council, and statewide economic development and municipal associations in Canada, AZ, LA, OK, TN, TX, AL, MS, KY and GA.
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