With funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the International Economic Development Council continues its free webinars series to help communities prepare for the threat of future disasters. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurship, business attraction, tourism, transportation, local food, and retail development.
Retail Boomtowns: Creating an Atmosphere for Retail Attraction
Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, ET
Price: Free, but registration is required
Registration Deadline: September 14 at 11 am, 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 and learn how:
• to use data and visuals to tell your community's retail story
• to create programs to encourage local and regional retailers to open stores
• other small communities have become retail hubs and identify replicable strategies
Hear from Lacy Beasley during this event
President & COO