The Lakeland Economic Development Commission (EDC) meeting on 3/31/22 included a presentation by national retail recruitment firm, “Retail Strategies,” a Birmingham-based company with a presence in 36 states.
Their mission is to help Lakeland recruit the type of quality, sustainable retailers such as restaurants, building services, grocers and general merchandise, to expand or move into Lakeland.
The anticipated new Ford plant will be a big factor in economic development for Lakeland, particularly. The need to be intentional and strategic in growing Lakeland’s economy was a key point discussed.
The EDC will receive frequent updates from Retail Strategies as it continues to market the demographics and desirability of Lakeland as an attractive location for businesses.