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. Retail Market Dashboard  Explore available sites 


Downtown Camden District

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


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 includes Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, Pet Sense, Five Below and Masa Mexican Street Food and serves a consumer population of 81,500.  

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.