Edinburg Teams Up with Consultants to Boost Retail Growth

From Staff Reports

Edinburg, Texas – December 16, 2023 — In a strategic move to bolster its retail sector, Edinburg, Texas, proudly announces a collaboration with Retail Strategies, a prominent retail consulting firm. The partnership aims to spearhead and amplify retail attraction initiatives, positioning Edinburg as a key destination for emerging brands looking to expand in Southern markets.

Chris Bontrager, the Vice President of the Western Region for Retail Strategies, expressed optimism about Edinburg’s potential for retail expansion. “The projected population growth in the Rio Grande Valley, set to nearly double by 2045, presents a significant opportunity for retail expansion. Edinburg’s strategic position and commitment to growth make it an ideal hub for new retailers in this dynamic market,” he stated.

Veronica Gonzales, Board President of the Edinburg EDC, emphasized the city’s intention to capitalize on this growth by aggressively recruiting retailers. “Our goal is to boost the local economy through increased sales tax revenue and enhance our community’s overall quality of life. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to proactive economic development,” she added.

The partnership aligns with both entities’ vision of fostering economic development by attracting new retailers and contributing to Edinburg’s overall growth. Leveraging Retail Strategies’ expertise and extensive retail network, Edinburg aspires to become the preferred destination for retailers looking to expand into the Rio Grande Valley.

About Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg, a thriving city in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, boasts a population of approximately 104,294 residents and serves as the county seat of Hidalgo County. Recognized for its robust growth and vibrant community, Edinburg is home to notable landmarks such as the University of Texas Rio Grande (URTGV), Bert Ogden Arena, and H-E-B Park. Notably, it is the fastest-growing large city in the Rio Grande Valley. Edinburg is also home to the Museum of South Texas History, featuring an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits that delve into the rich history and culture of the region. For more information, visit www.edinburgedc.com.

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment, and development. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Retail Strategies has expanded its reach to service clients from its newest office in Texas. The firm’s mission is to provide real estate expertise, tools, and human effort to position deserving towns as attractive locations for national businesses. With a commitment to delivering unparalleled customer service and a unified team with unmatched real estate expertise, Retail Strategies aims to generate returns in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and contribute to the unique qualities of client communities.