Retail Recruitment Initiative

The West Georgia region is experiencing unprecedented economic development, driven primarily by growth at the region’s largest employer, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. As the region has grown, a shortage of retail has developed and a significant number of shoppers are forced to shop outside the region. The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with local government and the area’s commercial real estate community, is actively recruiting new to the market retail to address this shortage. We want shoppers to have the opportunity to “Trade in Troup” locally for all their retail needs and are confident our economy has the strength to make this additional retail successful.

There are a number of retail developments under development now. In addition, there are ample opportunities throughout LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point to join smaller developments, both new and existing. Members of the Chamber’s professional staff stand ready to assist you in bringing your business to the Troup County market. We can:

  • help you get oriented to the region and the local retail climate.
  • provide custom research and data to help you evaluate potential sites.
  • connect you with the local commercial real estate community.
  • help you interface with local government officials.
  • connect you with other area resources you may need.

We partner with Retail Strategies –, a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment, and development.  The Retail Strategies team conducted a market analysis and have identified key gaps in the retail offerings of our trade area.

Download the Retail Trade Area Site Map
Retail Trade Area Summary 1214.pdf

Download Community Gap Reports:
Retail LaGrange GAP.pdf
Retail Hogansville Gap.pdf
Retail West Point GAP.pdf

Through our partnership, the professional team helps match potential retailers with available sites.  Their comprehensive research department can also generate specific data reports related to your potential project.

The entire community – from the Chamber, to local government, to area brokers and our partners of Retail Strategies – is committed to making Troup County an easy place to not only start a business, but to be successful in that business.




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