Longview group heads to convention with aim of selling I-20 corridor

Longview group heads to convention with aim of selling I-20 corridor
Longview News-Journal
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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:59pm

Making the Interstate 20 corridor and north and west neighborhoods as hot as fast-growing Northeast Longview is among the goals of a coalition heading to a shopping center industry conference this week.

The task could be aided by recent efforts in the city, said Diana Northcutt, retail development coordinator for the Longview Chamber of Commerce.

“A lot of times, (developers) want to be able to see there will be support, that as a community this is what we want,” she said.

And the work of the city’s I-20 Task Force, which has been making plans to boost development in South Longview, and passage of Proposition 1, which opened North and West Longview to beer and wine sales, send the right message, Northcutt said.

She and three others were scheduled to leave today for RECon, the big global real estate convention in Las Vegas. Hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers, it is expected to draw more than 33,000 industry professionals from more than 1,000 companies, the council said. That will include more than 100 retailers.

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