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Webinar: From Vacant Spaces to Vibrant Places: Attracting Retail for a Better Tomorrow

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration Fee
Individual Rate: $79.00
Group Rate: $295.00
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Registration Opens:Friday, March 15th, 2024

Registration Close: Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

Webinar Date: Jul 17th, 2024

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: Online

Registration Fees:

Individual Rate: $79.00
Group Rate: $295.00


Join us for an interactive session on how a retail-focused economic development strategy can breathe life into rural areas and foster business growth while revitalizing existing physical assets.

In this engaging discussion, we'll dive into the significance of nurturing both downtown and national retail corridors as catalysts for economic vitality and how 2024 economic factors are impacting retail in rural markets. Gain inspiration from real-world case studies of successful projects in Texas, illustrating the concrete advantages of prioritizing retail-driven growth.

Learning Objectives:

1.    Understanding the Rural Retail Renaissance: Investigate the ever-evolving retail landscape and its pivotal role in shaping the economic vitality of communities, whether large or small.

2.    Maximizing Rural Spaces: Discover effective strategies for rejuvenating rural downtown areas, including methods to create catalyst projects based on existing physical assets.

3.    Capitalizing on National Retail Corridors: Learn the essential elements behind the development of thriving national retail corridors and their positive impact on bolstering the economic well-being of rural regions.

This session will provide attendees with valuable insights, practical tools, and a deeper understanding of why cities should embrace a retail-centric approach to economic development. It will offer a complimentary retail leakage analysis report to all attendees for a baseline understanding of what opportunities exist in their community. The session is designed for economic development professionals and city staff.

Registration & Payment Policy

All registrations are to be made online. Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax. Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event. Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event. Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff. Cancellations received in writing on or before (10 business days), and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. All refunds will be charged a $35.00 administration cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after (10 business days). A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registrant who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.

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