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The Tennessee Retail Development Course is a one-and-a-half day course which focuses on how to develop, implement and evaluate an effective retail recruitment strategy. Course topics include retail trends, the impact retail has on a community, prospecting and recruiting strategies, site selection and the deal making process, among others.
This course is one of a series provided by UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders, community leaders and elected officials.
Registration $445 | Early Registration $395 (by: TBA)
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Registration is limited to 35 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remit payment for the course no later than 10 days prior to the course start date. If payment is not received, you risk having your registration cancelled to make room for those on the waitlist.
Onsite check-in: 9:30 AM
Day 1: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meals provided: Day 1 - Lunch; Day 2 - Breakfast
If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Carol Jones at 615-253-6371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email.
Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to the course start date will be eligible for a full refund or credit. Cancellations made less than 7 days will be eligible for credit only for a future course.
This link and rate code is only available for class attendees. If this link and special rate is used by someone outside of the class, the reservation will be cancelled and a fee will be applied to the credit card used to book the reservation.
A limited number of scholarships are available to course participants from Tennessee. Applications for scholarships can be downloaded here Scholarship Application.
Scholarships cover $295 of the $395 early registration course fee, and do not include hotel, travel or meals. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay $100 of the tuition cost, which will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course. Applications must be received by [TBA] to be considered for a scholarship.
The attire for the course is business casual.
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