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Sioux Falls, SD – History was made in May in Las Vegas at RECON, the leading retail and shopping center convention in the world sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

More companies were represented this year at RECON than ever before. Overall convention attendance has been rebounding since the peak in 2007. As the economy goes, so goes RECON attendance. This convention seems to be the barometer for the industry.

More than 35,000 attendees were in a very upbeat mood. Retail is on the mend; it is no longer in a defensive mode. Capital markets continue to loosen, and new and established retail concepts are looking for space. After the downturn, retailers are more nimble and flexible with their square-footage requirements.

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