List Of State Retail Organizations
If you are thinking of starting a retail business in your state, you will want to have as much help as possible. According to the NRF, over 98% of all retail businesses have fewer than 50 employees so they are ready to help you. Contact your state retail association to get the best advice about retailing in your state. You may be looking for the national retail federation, headquartered in Washington, D.C. The NFR provides businesses with many resources. Education, conference announcements, and upcoming trends. Here at BowsNBags, we want your business to prosper.
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Alabama retailers employ some 400,000 of our great state's citizens, making retail Alabama's largest employer.
Mesa, Arizona 85201
An ARA membership is a value driven and proven method of ensuring that retail interests remain a top priority in Arizona.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
As a combination of two of the most powerful forces in the Arkansas business community, the Grocers & Retail Merchants Association is one of the largest and most active trade organizations in the state, with member locations in cities and towns throughout Arkansas.
Sacramento, California 95814
For 78 years, CRA has worked on behalf of California's retail industry which currently operates over 164,200 stores with sales in excess of $571 billion annually and employing 2,776,000 people which is nearly one fifth of California's total employment.
Denver, Colorado 80203
Our membership represents over 1500 retail locations throughout Colorado and includes six of the top-ten private employers in the state.
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
According to NRF's Retail's Impact data, there are an estimated 472,518 jobs supported by retail in Connecticut and a total of 41,900 retail establishments across the state. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) impact in Connecticut is $34.2 billion - 14 percent of the state's total GDP. "One out of every five people is supported by a job in retail," Phelan said.
Wilmington, Delaware 19899
Thanks to business-friendly legislation, a focus on world-class education and job creation, tax-free shopping, and a variety of leisure options, thousands of people move to Delaware each year.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
From its founding, the Florida Retail Federation has been driven by companies and individuals who are passionate about defending the retail industry. Today's retailers are carrying on that proud legacy by advocating for the free market principles that allow our industry to thrive.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Since 1961, the Georgia Retail Association has protected Georgia's retailers from unreasonable taxes, fees, regulations and legislation because not everyone understands and appreciates your business like you do - and that includes the vast majority of the state's legislators and regulators.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96805
The retail industry is the largest single generator of general excise tax revenue and employs almost 20% of the workforce in the State of Hawaii.
Boise, Idaho 83702
IRA includes all types of retailers in all parts of the state, including the largest national chains to the smallest independent retailers. Members include wholesalers, dealers, and professional services, in addition to stores like grocery, convenience, department, drug, hardware, apparel, building supply, office supply, and on and on.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
IRMA represents more than 23,000 stores of all sizes and merchandise lines.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
ICEA is like having an additional set of hands on staff. Members can contact the ICEA office with questions about trends, benchmarking, board development, sample policies, membership programs, how to coordinate events, and so much more.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
In the digital age, retailers have to be selective about which technologies they choose to adopt and employ when reaching their customers.
Topeka, Kansas 66612
The Kansas Chamber continuously leads efforts to pass pro-business legislation by drafting language, building coalitions, testifying on each bill, engaging in direct lobbying and ultimately ensuring passage.
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Kentucky's retail industry employs 380 thousand Kentuckians and pays more than $9.3 billion in wages annually. Retailers collect over $2.8 billion in state sales tax and pay millions in other taxes to state and local governments.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
The Louisiana Retailers Association is a full-service membership trade association representing over 4,000 storefronts, ranging in all size and types throughout Louisiana.
Augusta, Maine 04330
Maine's retail businesses are facing more competition and greater challenges today than ever before. In such an environment, it is essential to have an advocate to ward off burdensome laws and regulations that add to the cost and reduce business efficiency.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Founded on the belief that merchants could achieve more as a group than any one merchant acting alone, MRA is dedicated solely to the interests and progress of the retail industry. MRA brings the full weight of the merchant community to help any one member or segment.
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
We provide our members with valuable regulatory and policy briefings, money-saving tools, and highly-effective representation on Beacon Hill.
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Retailers provide more than $100 billion worth of goods and services annually to consumers in Michigan and employ 450,000 Michiganians.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Through several publications MnRA is able to educate retailers about key issues that touch their bottom line.
Jackson, Missouri 39206
MSRGA commits to do any acts that may tend to benefit the retail industry, as well as producers and consumers of goods, wares, merchandise, and food products.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
To serve the business of all business, the Missouri Retailers Association engages a full-time staff that works year-round with state agencies, the Legislature and officials in the executive branch to help address the unique concerns of the retail industry.
Billings, Montana 59102
Our membership is comprised of businesses of all sizes and types, from locally owned to large national chains.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Our primary mission is to represent your interests to state and federal government official1s.
Carson City, Nevada 89703
The retail community contributes more than 1 billion dollars in tax revenue annually and accounts for more than 400,000 jobs with an estimated economic impact of 20 billion dollars to Nevada's economy.
Bow, New Hampshire 03304
The New Hampshire Retail Association serves as the "Voice of Retailing" in New Hampshire and represents the interests of our members before the State Legislature.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
As the voice of the retail industry in New Jersey, NJRMA provides a critical link between retailers and all of state government.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
The NMRA is a highly respected association that has consistently proven its ability to focus on the business of retail advocacy for an industry that provides thousands of careers, gives back to communities and drives innovative technologies and services for customers.
Albany, New York 12210
Promote, foster, aid, advance and protect the interests of the retailers of goods and services doing business in New York State.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
The association is the driving force behind the passage of positive legislation to help retailers. Serving more than 25,000 stores.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
The association's mission is to promote and enhance retail businesses. NDRA strives to improve the business climate in the state. It provides training and education to members while monitoring legislative and regulatory activity on the state and national level.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
There is power in numbers, and the 4,400 plus members of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants gives you buying power. Our association provides affordable products and services that are critical to our members' business operations, helping them remain competitive in today's business environment.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
We have the power to deliver results that drive prosperity. Results that make Oklahoma not just a player, but a premier destination for business. Results that make it profitable for you to grow revenues, create jobs, and command markets.
Salem, Oregon 97301
AOI is Oregon's largest and most influential comprehensive business association advocating for a vigorous business climate in Oregon. Our membership is comprised of large and small companies from all business classifications in Oregon.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
The Pennsylvania Retailers' Association is the premier retail trade association in Pennsylvania whose encompassing membership consists of small and large independent retailers as well as the national retail chains.
Rhode Island has four times as many retail jobs as Provident boat show attendees.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Owning your own business can be overwhelming. Membership in NCRMA ensures that you have the resources, support and facts you need to make running your business easier and more profitable.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
The South Dakota Retailers Association is a 3,900-member statewide business organization, based in Pierre, South Dakota.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Tennessee's 79,000 retail businesses employ and support over 890,000 Tennesseans and pay billions in salaries, benefits and taxes each year.
Austin, Texas 78701
Detecting and preventing internal and external theft continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing retailers. We offer courses designed to help your company's loss prevention efforts and include: Preventing Shoplifting, Detecting Charge Card Fraud, Detecting Counterfeit Currency, Handling Fraudulent Checks, and Preventing Employee Theft.
Murray, Utah 84020
4286 South Main Street
The mission of the Utah Retail Merchants Association is to advance and serve our members' common business interests and support retail industry in Utah.
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
We are an association of merchants and trade partners united to promote the sustainable growth of our industry through the Educational, Economic and Public Policy needs of our members. - See more at: http://vtrga.org/ourstory#sthash.U0whlyKV.dpuf
N. Chesterfield, Virginia 23225
The Retail Industry is the largest private employer in the state. The sales tax applied to our industry is the largest single contributor to Virginia's budget. With over 100,000 retailers in Virginia we are the life blood of the Commonwealth.
Olympia, Washington 98501
Advocate for the retail industry to the public and at all levels of government and provide members programs of value. 881,938 retail jobs in Washington.
Charleston, West Virginia 25311
The goal of WVRA is to represent the legislative, regulatory and political interests of the retail industry.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Our retailers and wholesalers provide competitively priced goods and services and 45,000 jobs throughout Wisconsin. As they work hard to keep business in Wisconsin, we work hard to represent their interests in Madison.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
The WRA is Wyoming's Voice of Retail. We are managed by a 14 person Board of Directors representing all of the retail sector, from large corporations to small stores. Whether you are a multi-million dollar discount store, or a smaller "Mom and Pop" retailer, the WRA is your source for retail representation, information, and education.