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RETAIL ATTRACTIONS SERVICES

Retail Attractions provides a wide range of economic development services. To find out more about these services, visit our Services page or Contact Us.

Economic Development

Smart, successful retail development is a vital part of a community’s economic development program. We leverage our national network of relationships to grow new retail business… one relationship at a time.

Municipal Infrastructure

We provide general municipal consulting services to growing communities including comprehensive plans, master plans (water/stormwater/sewer, transportation, technology, zoning), ordinances and annexation efforts.

Site Selection

Our approach to successful site location is simple: know the product, know the consumer, and find a location that maximizes sales potential. Retail Attractions is an independent, third party trying to optimize expansion efforts.

Demographic Analysis

An accurately defined trade area is of critical importance to any community market research project. Estimating trade areas requires skilled judgment and experience.

Aerial Photography

Aerial photography is a valuable resource for development projects, and we offer current digital aerial photography in digital format or print media for your development project.

City Web Design

In today’s highly technical world, when retailers or developers begin to research possibilities for new sites they almost always begin their search on the internet. Cities must apply technology to stay competitive.

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RICKEY'S BLOG

See what Rickey has to say about current events or retail trends. Stay informed about the current retail environment and what your community can do to stay on top.

  • June 1, 2019

    Key Concepts For Economic Development In Small Cities and Towns

    Across the United States, many small and mid-size communities are struggling to find an economic development strategy that really works. Thankfully, you don’t have to muddle through this without guidance. There are three key concepts to keep in mind when developing a smart strategy for economic growth. You’ll want to focus on supporting businesses, supporting […]

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  • May 31, 2019

    5 Essential Steps For Smart Economic Development and Retail Growth

    Is your city ready for economic development and retail growth? Most cities want to grow and develop their economies. But you’re not going to achieve that goal without taking steps toward building a smart economic development strategy. No matter what your city’s particular situation, you’ll benefit from taking the time to define your strategy. Putting […]

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  • May 15, 2019

    Make The Most of Future Retail Development With These Tips For Strategic Site Selection

    If you want to make the most of future retail development, then it’s time to for a more strategic approach to site selection. It used to be that most companies approached site selection as a tactical activity rather than a strategic one. No matter how many new locations you were planning on opening, there’s a […]

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  • April 12, 2019

    What Do The Five Principles of Urban Economics Mean For Your City?

    For decades, scholarly journals have published hundreds of studies on urban economics. People studying cities ask questions like, “Why do some cities grow and others decline?” and “What makes certain cities generate more wealth than others?” Of course, when you’re living in and managing a city, answering such questions is about more than academic curiosity. […]

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Retail News

News about current events or retail trends. Stay informed about the current retail environment and what your community can do to stay on top.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Cuero Development Corp. planning for the future

    One of my major concerns about strategic plans that are developed for a multiyear time period is that they invariably do not anticipate changing economic and social phenomena. Case in point: Al...

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Intersection of growth and decline: MWC retail center successful despite downfall of nearby mall

    The nearly vacant Heritage Park Mall in Midwest City hasn’t created a decline in its neighboring retail center. The Town & Country shopping center on N. Air Depot Boulevard is 90 per...

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Enid’s economic strength reflects retail diversity

    ENID – Retail consultant Rickey Hayes said Enid has the same challenge other tertiary cities face. He said the big-box retailers don’t see the data they want when looking at tertiary ci...

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Enid is a Target city': Retail consultant talks future

    ENID, Okla. — Enid could be experiencing some major new retail developments in the near future. During an Enid Regional Development Alliance luncheon Thursday afternoon, Rickey Hayes, a retai...

RICKEY HAYES, CEO

Rickey Hayes founded Retail Attractions in 2007 to provide a suite of services to cities, developers, retailers, site selectors, economic development trusts and authorities looking to expand their retail offerings. Communities and their citizens benefit when national retailers and restaurants, quality residential developments, and state of the art health care facilities choose to locate in their city. Developers and retailers benefit from choosing a location in a Retail Attractions client city because the process is smooth and efficient, sites are pre-screened, and quality market data is made available.

Before starting Retail Attractions, Rickey served as the Economic Development Director for the City of Owasso, Oklahoma for six years. During that time, the city experienced tremendous growth in both commercial and residential investment. The city's sales tax base more than tripled during his tenure.

New commercial construction while Rickey was with the City of Owasso totaled more than 6 million square feet with over a quarter of a billion dollars in total value. Since beginning Retail Attractions, LLC, our partner cities have seen millions of square feet of new retail development, along with the corresponding sales tax revenue.

Rickey has developed and maintains a quality network of contacts in the development, real estate, site selection, leasing and tenanting, engineering, creative financing, architecture and planning arenas. He brings this formidable contact base to bear when helping a city seeking new retail or when helping a developer identify sites, tenants and financial incentives. He understands how city government operates and the interplay of city political, financial, and regulatory environments. He also understands how development works and what site selectors, developers and retail tenants need to see, hear, and feel about a potential location in order to move forward.

Most importantly, Rickey and his team believe in doing business honestly, ethically, and efficiently. If you're ready to get started, he's ready to go to work. Call Retail Attractions at 918.376.6707 or e-mail Rickey today.

 

OUR TEAM

Rickey and his team believe in doing business honestly, ethically, and efficiently. When you are ready to get started, we are ready to go to work for you. Call Retail Attractions at (918) 376-6707 or e-mail us today.

 

What makes Retail Attractions different?

OUR METHODS ARE PROVEN EFFECTIVE

This map represents some of the communities we have worked in. In addition, we have direct working relationships with over 200 development groups from across the country and relationships with the entire global spectrum of the retail and restaurant industry.

Our firm is intent on providing the maximum return on investment for our clients. We understand the role and process of economic development, in both the public and private sector. Our strong relationships with developers and representatives from every facet of retail development ensure your community’s market data will be effective and the subtle nuances of the data is put into the right person’s hand. Our services guarantee strategic follow-up and interaction will continue until the goal of new retail investment and new sales tax revenue is realized in your community.