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Concerned about Local Businesses

I’m concerned about Low’s and Tractor Supply coming into this market. I read all the hype about how it will provide employment and increase the tax base, and it sounds good. However has anyone thought about the fact that all there doing is replacing existing businesses. It may well be, that these new businesses cost existing jobs and put some local mom and pop’s out of business. I question weather our County and City leaders, in there quest to raise and replace lost revenue, take the time to contact the businesses that may be efected. I worry that if the economy continues the way it has, will these businesses stay or deside it’s too tough and leave the community, like Forever Resorts took over seven businesses, then pulled out of Columbia and left empty businesses and unemployment in their wake. Just a thought