The Virginia State Alliance Program is proud to announce its event, “Virginia is for Retail Development Lovers”. This event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, VA and run from 11:30am until 1:45pm. Retail development encompasses many aspects of real estate development including attractions such as hotels, theaters, and restaurants. The Commonwealth adopted legislation in 2006 and 2011 establishing Tourism Zones and Financing Programs to help communities and developers succeed in building these attractions. Our panel of experts will discuss the opportunities these initiatives provide and engage in candid Q7A with the audience on best practices for a successful development strategy.