If you’ve been tracking the local vs. national retail economic impact numbers, you may want to know just how to bring in the best local retailers that outshine even the top-performing nationals.
You need to start with the best talent…and they can be found with the right talent agents. Here are a few that these progressive CoolTown investors are looking to form a collaborative work team with:
National Main Street Center: No organization is more involved in revitalizing main streets, nor does anyone have a larger network of future retail entrepreneurs to find talent in.
Michael Shuman: He wrote the book on growing local businesses, literally: Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
EntreWorks Consulting: Focused on the fast-growth trend of entrepreneurial economic development, this firm builds entrepreneurial communities that prosper from collaborating its assets.
Finally, a “casting director” from a firm that specializes in building main streets of local-only retailers.
How does this all come together? That story is outlined, but yet to be published.