Month: October 2010

The newest addition to the Retail Attractions family

Posted by Rickey Hayes on October 12, 2010 in Blog | No Comments

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Rickey Hayes
Retail Attractions, LLC

Retail Attraction’s newest client city is McAllen, Texas. McAllen is the core city of the entire Lower Rio Grande Valley and set at the epicenter of a very dynamic and growing retail market that is fed by an affluent and very diverse population. McAllen is the sixth hottest retail market in the country and not only serves as a massive regional trade area in South Texas, but also an international market of consumers streaming in from Mexico just a stone’s throw away across the Rio Grande.

McAllen is home to almost every national retail tenant in the country, most of whom have multiple sites in the area. So why would McAllen hire Retail Attractions to assist in the city’s efforts to recruit retailers to the market? I’m so glad you asked! The City of McAllen is indeed a retail paradise. But the city administrators know that in order to stay on top of the very competitive and lucrative retail trade in the area they have to pull out all stops and aggressively market their city to the next level of “destination” retailers. City officials understand that retail offerings in a market have a direct effect of the overall quality of life in a community.

Becoming a “world” class city is a very competitive game these days. Cities all over the country are aggressive in their marketing efforts, and forward thinking, pro-active cities are always working to gain market momentum and to stay ahead of the competition. Keeping your community on the “short list” takes careful planning, determination, hard work, and a refusal to settle for mediocrity.

Whether your city is large or small does not matter. Cities are either growing or decaying. There is no middle ground. Focused economic development strategy is a must for forward thinking cities. Maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses is key to successfully moving cities into the future. Hiring Retail Attractions puts a seasoned, well qualified team of experts to work for your community. With a direct hand in facilitating retail development in our client cities over the past three years, Retail Attractions is ready to bring our extensive network of relationships to work for your city.

Retail Attractions is very honored to represent the City of McAllen, Texas and all two dozen of our other client communities in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Rickey Hayes is the principal of Retail Attractions, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping cities and developers successfully find retail sites, close deals and improve the quality of life for our client cities.