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City manager Orr proposes hiring retail store specialist Aug. 22 City, Community no comments Jason Orr, Piedmont City Manager By Tim Farley News Editor Piedmont’s city council will decide Monday if it wants to hire an economic development firm that specializes in attr...

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In a bid to streamline Ada’s efforts to attract more retailers, the Ada City Council approved a contract Monday with the consulting firm Retail Attractions. The Owasso-based firm used to have a contract with the Ada Jobs Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes economic development in Ada, according to City Manager Cody Holcomb. Retail Attractions’ contract with the city is intended to streamline the process because the consultant would answer directly to the city.

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ROCK FALLS – The city hired an economic development firm Tuesday to market its available land, placing the highest priority on its newly acquired interstate properties and the riverfront. Tim Reddock of Retail Attractions, a consulting firm from Owasso, Oklahoma, made his pitch at a Committee of the Whole session held an hour before the Rock Falls City Council meeting.

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Despite a strong market, it's fairly complicated to bring retailers to Enid because of where they want to be located, a city retail consultant says."There's usually other development already there. The model has kind of been a redevelopment type situation," Rickey Hayes, of Retail Attractions, says....

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As a developer works against the clock on plans for the Oakwood Mall redevelopment, city officials can only speculate as to what will happen if a May 31 deadline to close on the property is not met. "I think the patience with continuing to be strung along is nil, but this is a complex deal and so...

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Plans for redeveloping Oakwood Mall have involved eliminating enclosed lease space and creating an open-air shopping environment.The current developer’s concept is the same as that of a previous developer, City Manager Jerald Gilbert said.“It’s difficult because the mall is big, complex. There’s lot...

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By Harrison Grimwood Phoenix Staff Writer Feb 21, 2016 City officials are studying the different ways sales tax can be kept and captured in the city. The challenge is fulfilling the consumer needs and wants adequately in Muskogee to reduce sales tax leakage to surrounding communities while ...

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Officials in Port Wentworth this week moved ahead with initiatives aimed at developing the economy in their city. On Thursday, the Port Wentworth City Council unanimously voted to establish a loan guaranty program with the Savannah-based Small Business Assistance Corporation, which they hope will p...

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