19 Mar 2024

Spring Retail Roundtable Discussion

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At our Office of Economic & Community Development, we have a deep understanding of the market dynamics and trends shaping the commercial development landscape. Our expertise lies in our ability to bring together key stakeholders and foster connections for success. This spring, we are excited to host a retail roundtable, as we believe in the power of discussions to foster community growth and development.

Are You Ready for Retail Growth in Your Community?

Our Retail-Commercial Development team, retailers, and developers are coming together for our Spring Retail Roundtable discussion. This discussion promises a unique platform for engaging, exchanging ideas, and exploring innovative approaches to cultivate retail growth within your communities.

We are excited to bring the discussion to one of our ECG member communities this year. The City of Thomaston will host the event in their growing downtown and share valuable insights and successes achieved over the past few years. 

WHO: ECG Member Communities | Local Retailers & Developers | Economic Developers
WHEN: Tuesday, April 2nd | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: City of Thomaston | 107 S Center Street, Thomaston, GA 30286

We are delighted to feature some key speakers from industry leading brands to enlighten us on the latest in news and trends in the retail space.

Retail Roundtable Program

10:00 a.m. – Introduction | Daniel Martin, ECG
10:10 a.m. – “What Are Developers Looking For?”
Retail Brokerage & Development | Ryan Roberts, ForCast Real Estate
11:00 a.m. – “Site Selection From The Retailer’s Lens”
Site Selection and Franchising | Kelly Breedlove, Focus Brands
11:30 a.m. – Lunch
12:00 p.m. – “A Case Study for Downtown Revitalization: Who, What and How?”
Downtown Development | Taylor Smith, City of Thomaston
1:00 p.m. – “Transformational Downtown Redevelopment and Engaging With Your Local Government”
An Entrepreneurial Perspective | Jared Huckaby, Huckaby Properties

A diversity of perspectives is crucial in our collective efforts to create vibrant downtowns that contribute to and drive economic prosperity. We highly value your participation, as your input will significantly foster dynamic and prosperous communities. We are excited to engage in discussions that will help revitalize the economy of our ECG communities.

We recognize the significance of building strong relationships and making well-informed and comprehensive location decisions for retail business operations. Our team is dedicated to understanding your unique qualities and aspirations, and we design recruitment strategies specifically tailored to ensure long-term success. Through research and analysis, we identify opportunities that align not only with your goals and objectives but also with developers and retailers.

Should you require any assistance with retail-commercial development, please reach out to our Retail-Commercial Development, Manager, Daniel Martin.

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J. Daniel Martin, CLS


Retail-Commercial Development

J. Daniel Martin, CLS