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aspartz
07-19-2007, 09:41
source (http://www.startribune.com/561/story/1288752.html)

The star a sickle editorial board seems to think not. This, in and of itself, tells me that perhaps JOBZ is a good thing.

The gist of their objection seems to be that only small town people opening small scale RETAIL business can help rural MN.

IMHO, this is why these areas need JOBZ. To tear them away from an economic model that does not work any longer. The obsession with one local guy running a small business is a major problem. How many people does this employ? This anti-big box mentality makes no sense to me.

Then again, LGA and other state handouts to cities have driven us to the point where small towns never bother to develop "ugly," or "noisy," yet taxable business like industries or larger entertainment venues.

Rural MN needs more industry, not more mom and pop stores.

ARS

PeterJasonMN
07-22-2007, 11:25
In Duluth it seems to be working good. Down on Garfield Ave. they built a huge new complex that has a wide variety of businesses, from industrial to retail.

That section in Esko has been stagnant, but I'm sure there's more to it than just lack of interest.