International Conference of Shopping Centers: Red River States Conference & Deal Making, took place from Jan. 8-10 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, in the heart of Sundance Square.

This two-to-three day regional event provides opportunities to gain information regarding the most current industry issues, and meet and make deals with real estate professionals doing business in the same region.

This is the ninth year the City of Brownwood has been represented at ICSC. City of Brownwood officials set up in 2011 as their inaugural year at the conference.

In 2020, the City of Brownwood was represented by Ray Tipton, executive director of economic development, and Marshal McIntosh, assistant director of economic development.

“We have had a lot of success with this show over the years, resulting in some great, new retail developments,” Tipton said. “This conference allows us to connect with retail professionals who we work with to grow our economy and continue to expand the retail base.”

During the conference, City representatives met with developers, fostered relationships with new and existing brokers, potential retail clients, and retail industry professionals.

“Each year I look forward to sharing our community’s story and the opportunities for development in Brownwood. Participating and networking at ICSC highlights our continued efforts to bring new and expanding business opportunities to Brownwood,” McIntosh said.

ICSC is one example of the City of Brownwood, and Brownwood Municipal Development District leveraging their partnerships to improve the community through common strategic goals.

To learn more about the business advantages in Brownwood, Texas go to or contact the Brownwood Municipal Development District at 325-646-9600.