Strategic Planning


Help Craft a New Vision for Downtown Freeport

Keith McBride on February 10, 2021 in Downtown, Strategic Planning

Do you have ideas about the future of Freeport’s downtown? The Freeport Town Council, Town of Freeport, together with the Freeport Economic Development Corporation, and a team of urban planners, designers, and local residents are holding a community planning process to reimagine the future of Freeport’s downtown. From now through…


Retail is Changing. What is Freeport Doing About That?

Keith McBride on September 05, 2019 in Ec. Dev. Challenges, Experiential Retail, Marketing, Strategic Planning

Both the taxable retail sales data and anecdotal evidence from local retailers supports the conclusion that online retail shopping is impacting brick and mortar retail sales, but it’s only a part of the story, especially in Freeport. For example, despite the decline in retail sales and the prevailing narrative about…