Elk Grove Hires Retail Strategies to Attract Retailers to the City

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Elk Grove Hires Retail Strategies to Attract Retailers to the City

Posted: 04/17/2017

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The City of Elk Grove has retained Birmingham, Alabama based retail consultant, Retail Strategies, to assist in the identification and recruitment of new high quality retailers to the City.  Retail Strategies is a national leader in municipal retail consulting.  The City and Retail Strategies will work with retailers, developers, and brokers to attract stores to the City that will thrive in the southern Sacramento and northern San Juaquin Valley metro markets, with emphasis on increased retail quantity and quality, and lifestyle retailers.  Retail Strategies also represents the cities of Cypress, Lompoc, and Simi Valley in the state of California.
“The goal of this contract is to obtain national representation that will assist the City with recruiting high quality retail, dining, and entertainment concepts to Elk Grove,” said Economic Development Director Darrell Doan.
“We are very excited to be working with Elk Grove,” said Joseph Fackel, Executive Vice President for Retail Strategies.  “Elk Grove has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on both the growth of the Sacramento Region and the City’s strong consumer demographics.  We look forward to helping the City meet the shopping needs of its residents,” Fackel said.
As part of a one year contract, Retail Strategies will assist the City with developing targeted demographics and marketing materials, pursuing a target list of retailers for key development sites, and will attend 18 retail conferences and trade shows representing the City, including the upcoming RECON retail conference in Las Vegas.

About the City of Elk Grove
Elk Grove is a vibrant, business and family friendly community of approximately 168,000 people in the Sacramento, California region. Elk Grove is a young, ethnically diverse, modern city that was incorporated in 2000. Elk Grove has low crime, excellent schools, over 95 community parks and 28 miles of trails, plentiful dining and shopping options, numerous annual events and festivals, and over 270 sunny days per year. Median Household Income is $84,827, the average home value is $299,339, and 62% of adults over 25 are college educated.  8,710 businesses employ 44,806, including corporations like Apple, Kaiser, and the State of California. Commercial rents are affordable, and the City has virtually no seismic or flood risk.  Elk Grove has been ranked as the 7th most racially diverse city in the country, the 2nd best city for homeownership in California, the best Sacramento suburb for young couples, and is the fastest growing city in California and the 11th fastest in the nation.

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