Mayors Business Council


International Council of Shopping Centers

Summary:
Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) serves the global retail real estate industry. Its 70,000+ members in the U.S., Canada and 85 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with shopping center councils throughout the world. Headquartered in New York City, ICSC maintains a Global Public Policy (GPP) office in Washington, DC, that supports community relations and the ICSC Alliance Program.

ICSC’s Alliance Program builds strategic alliances between the public and private sector through local and regional meetings, “Deal Making” sessions and “Idea Exchanges.” These events give public officials, economic developers, planners and non-profit professionals an opportunity to discuss goals and challenges and build strategic partnerships with the development community. These partnerships can lead to important retail development, which is essential to the continued growth and vitality of local communities.

Resources for Cities:

•Resources, statistics and case studies

•Publications including: Retail 1-2-3: A Workbook for Local Officials and Community Leaders, Developing Retail in Secondary & Rural Markets, and Developing Retail in Underserved Urban Markets

•Tips on tifs, mixed-use, revitalizing brownfields and vacant sites

•Membership directories with thousands of retailers, developers, brokers and experts

Special Interests:
Community Development, Economic Development, Retail Development, Tax Legislation, Tourism Development

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