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Brodie Jr. Comments on Difficulty Attracting Businesses

May 14th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

There was a dust up late last week concerning a proposal to send District 1B Delegate Jason Buckel to Las Vegas to represent Allegany County Economic Development at the International Council of Shopping Centers Retail Convention.  County Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr. says the county has had a tough time attracting such venues because of nearby marketing areas in Hagerstown, Morgantown and Altoona…

4 Responses to “Brodie Jr. Comments on Difficulty Attracting Businesses”

  1. May 14, 2019 at 7:45 am, mac said:

    I don’t understand the approach that equates attracting retail business with economic development.
    This area doesn’t need more places for people to spend money, they need more places to earn money. There is no future in burger flipping, minimum wage work. there is enough of that around here already.
    The city and the county just want to fill their coffers and know that no medium to large business wants to invest in this dying bump in the road so they are cozying up to strip mall developers and yet another motel to use that prime location just off of I-68. What happened to promoting the business parks that dot the area? The city would rather level a downtown neighborhood in the hopes of attracting
    Chipotle restaurant back to the area.


    • May 14, 2019 at 8:08 am, Joe Wellberg said:

      > What is great about a chain known for hepatitis.


    • May 14, 2019 at 10:20 pm, kevin said:

      > Thank you! Well said.


  2. May 14, 2019 at 8:06 am, Joe Wellberg said:

    You can’t get a retail economy without having other employment. Retail doesn’t thrive without something else. Rolling Mill might not get any interesting parties. McDonald’s became what it was today because it had everything else to make it survive.


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