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CityCentral Fort Worth member and VP of Western Region at Retail Strategies, Chris Bontrager, provided us with insight on how their company gives communities across the United States an advantage in attracting businesses. Read more to learn how Retail Strategies goes beyond market data by offering unmatched retailer access and real estate expertise.

Tell us a little about you and your business.  

We are a municipal consulting company that specializes in retail and commercial recruitment. We work hand in hand with municipalities to increase quality of life offerings in the community.

What lead you to municipal consulting?

I am an economic development professional by trade. I worked as a local government economic developer prior to joining the Retail Strategies team.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

I would say the most rewarding part of the job is seeing results through creative solutions. We often get put in situations to find unique solutions that ultimately result in an improved quality of life in our client communities.

How has being a part of the CityCentral community affected you and your business?

We have had a fantastic experience at CityCentral. The location and the atmosphere are top notch and the customer service is above anything we have ever experienced. These factors come together perfectly to create an environment that is conducive to a wonderful working experience.

If you had a friend in town, and you could take them to one of your favorite restaurants or spots in your community, where would you take them to?

There so many too choose from but I think a trip to The Stockyards would have to be at the top of the list.


We'd like to thank Chris for taking part in our Member Spotlight series! If you are interested in being highlighted in this series, please email info@citycentral.com.

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