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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.

  • February 26, 2019

    Here’s Why It’s So Important To Keep Municipal Infrastructure Up To Date, and What You Can Do To Make That Happen

    Municipal infrastructure is the sort of thing most people take for granted until it stops working. Unless someone’s job involves working on this infrastructure, they only think about their town’s sewage system when the toilet won’t flush, or wonder about stormwater management when their basement floods. If you’re involved in local government, though, can’t afford […]

    The post Here’s Why It’s So Important To Keep Municipal Infrastructure Up To Date, and What You Can Do To Make That Happen appeared first on Retail Attractions.

  • February 26, 2019

    Want To Make Your City “Smart” Here’s What You Need To Know About How The Internet of Things Relates To Cities

    You’ve heard of smartphones, but what about smart cities? As we move into an increasingly digital future, we’re connecting more and more things to the internet. Want street lights to switch on-and-off at a certain time relative to sunset? Connect it to the internet. People having trouble knowing where to park? Connect parking meters to […]

    The post Want To Make Your City “Smart” Here’s What You Need To Know About How The Internet of Things Relates To Cities appeared first on Retail Attractions.

  • February 15, 2019

    What Challenges Do Restaurants Face In The New Year?

    2019 is shaping up to be a challenging year for the restaurant industry. For many restaurants, last year was marked by weak customer traffic and stagnant sales. Rising food and labor costs, as well as changing customer demands, indicated this year isn’t going to be much easier. It’s not all bad news, though. Restaurant stocks […]

    The post What Challenges Do Restaurants Face In The New Year? appeared first on Retail Attractions.

  • January 23, 2019

    Don’t Forget The Human Side of Economic Development

    Economic development efforts tend to focus more on places than on people. Investing in projects such as a new stadium, casino, or convention center seems like the better long-term bet for a city. The ROI for encouraging residents to pursue higher education, for example, isn’t readily apparent. People that you invest in might move out […]

    The post Don’t Forget The Human Side of Economic Development appeared first on Retail Attractions.

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.

  • Mar 3, 2019

    'The Heart of Enid'

    Despite recent closures, economic and retail development in Enid on the rise with new openings and prospects, city consultant says   ENID, Okla. – Although Enid has seen a number of b...

  • May 1, 2018

    Commissioners to consider contract with retail consultant

    A drop in base compensation for a retail consultant, and an incentive related to Lahoma Courts are included in a contract set to be considered during an Enid City Commission meeting tonight. Enid E...

  • Mar 3, 2018

    Officials work toward growth of retail market

    ENID, Okla. — Enid’s retail market has grown over the past seven years, and officials continue to work on attracting businesses and restaurants.“I think the important thing to understand with the reta...

  • Feb 22, 2018

    Consultant sees potential for growth

    On Thursday, Feb. 8, the findings of a comprehensive retail study for Unicoi County was presented by Adam Chandler, an economic development consultant with the Oklahoma-based company, Retail Attractio...

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.