- Feb 21, 2011
- The free state of Missouri
Ten years ago, there were six full service floor covering stores here and eight installers. Today, there are two full floor coverig stores and one cash and carry. There is one full-time installer and 2 part-time. Most of this is, I believe because of the economy. During that time, the population of this county has dropped from 23,000 to 20,000. Five factories have closed. There are at any time 6-8 empty store buildings on the square. Has the bad economy impacted like that everywhere or just in pockets? Do you see it coming back like it was or do you think it will stay bad? We made crafts and did 20+ craft show a year for 20 years. That all died out about five years ago. Without getting political, do you see any of this improving?