Category Archives: retail development

You don’t get a second chance at a first impression…

I was telling a colleague about Jon Schallert, a retail business expert, and his website this week and was reminded that I had not checked it out in a while. Though he had covered it in a seminar that I … Continue reading

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Local Sales Tax Revenues Increase

According to the Tennessee Dept. of Revenue’s tax collections website, local sales tax collections over the past 12 month period (Sept. 2007 to August 2008) have increased 4.7% over the previous 12 month period (Sept. 2006 to August 2007.) A … Continue reading

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Shoppers Look Local as Gas Prices Proliferate

As gas prices increase, local residents are driving less and shopping more near their homes. The Rural Blog has an interesting post on the subject. Not only are local shoppers staying home, but most everyone is driving less. Since Hickman … Continue reading

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Building Public/Private Partnerships for Economic Development

I am currently in Charlotte, North Carolina attending a conference conducted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in association with the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC). It has been a great opportunity to gain knowledge, network with peers, … Continue reading

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