ICSC ReCon Event, Las Vegas 2018

ICSC ReCon Event, Las Vegas 2018

The attached photo of Mayor Bailey and me was taken at the 2018 ICSC ReCon event.  We attended this show to promote the City of Cottage Grove for economic development purposes.  This event – the largest of its kind, hosts over 37,000 attendees and contained over 1265 exhibitors across the spectrum of finance, developers, franchise operations, architects, and brick and mortar investors.  As we market the city, we are looking to assist in filling our empty retail and commercial spaces as well as developing our future commercial nodes.  Past efforts have yielded opportunities like Hy-Vee, Primrose School, the 2018 rebuild of a new McDonald’s (moving us up four years for the upgrade), etc.

We had three busy days which included meetings with restaurants, real estate, retail leasing, and other potential developers who would be potential investors in Cottage Grove.

The following list identifies most of the groups we marketed to:

– Golden Corral Restaurant
– Panda Express

– two Movie Theater chains
– UPS Store
– Game Stop
– Famous Footwear
– Petco
– Orange Theory
– LA Fitness
– Planet Fitness
– Buffalo Wild Wings
– Bufalo Wings and Rings
– Cobblestone Hotel
– Holiday Inn Express
– La Quinta
– Best Western Plus
– Quik Trip
– Dunkin Donuts
– Michael’s

We also met with 3 different high-density housing developers to help us expand the housing stock in our city.  So all-in-all, it was a very busy but promising trip as there is real excitement for Cottage Grove!

 

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