Retail Recruitment

Retail & Entertainment Recruitment

A key component of the City’s Economic Vitality Program is its strategic retail and entertainment recruitment. The City is partnering with The Retail Coach, the nation’s leading retail recruitment and development firm, to help expand retail development and redevelopment. The City's retail trade area population of more than 81,500 defines a boundary from which Camden draws 80-85% of its primary consumers. 

For details visit the Retail Market Dashboard.

Using this information, our team has created Retail Profile Reports and utilizes marketing tools to best market Camden to regional and national retailers, restaurants, investors and developers.

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Downtown Camden District

Downtown Camden's Retail Trade Area comprises a trade area population of 51,342. Residents and visitors to Camden enjoy shopping and dining in the City’s historic Downtown Camden which offers a luxurious day spa as well as many restaurants and antique, apparel, art, furniture and gift stores. 


Prime Retail/Commercial Districts

US 1/Springdale Drive Retail Corridor

The $9 million redevelopment of River Oaks Shopping in Camden’s growing West DeKalb/US 1/Springdale Drive Retail Corridor  other major retailers Hobby Lobby (opening in spring 2019), Marshalls, Pet Sense, Five Below and others are coming to Camden - reflecting the City’s expanding retail consumer base of over 81,500.  

Downtown Camden

Residents and visitors to Camden enjoy shopping and dining in the City’s historic Downtown Camden which offers a luxurious day spa as well as many restaurants and antique, apparel, art, furniture and gift stores.

Dusty Bend

Camden’s Dusty Bend is a thriving shopping and entertainment district that also is poised for residential growth, and a new medical care facility expansion by the Kershaw County Health District Services is fueling new investment interest in the area. 

Southern Gateway

Residential and technical college expansion is fueling additional growth at the City’s Southern Gateway with hotels and restaurants along south Broad Street/I-20 interchange. Opportunities for shopping center, multi-family and entertainment developments are wide open.

Mid-City Corridor

The Mid-City Corridor immediately west of Downtown Camden comprises a variety of construction and automotive-related and professional services businesses, as well as government-related operations.  A variety of healthcare services-related businesses seek to expand in this area, and a 6.5-acre former BI-Lo grocery-anchored shopping center site offers excellent redevelopment opportunity in the area.


Southern Gateway District

Residential and technical college expansion is fueling additional growth at the City’s Southern Gateway with hotels and restaurants along south Broad Street/I-20 interchange. Opportunities for shopping center, multi-family and entertainment developments are wide open.