Mayor Delores Dalke realizes most residents likely will remember 2015 for the arrival and departure of a Wal-Mart grocery store—all in the span of nine months.
“I think what we have to do is to look at what happens when we rely on outside people to come in, and we are totally dependent upon them to make sure we have businesses in town,” Dalke said.
“Where are our local entrepreneurs? We need to have local people reinvesting in our community rather then waiting for somebody else to come in. We’re going to have to look at that.”
But Dalke said she hopes people remember some of the major improvements the city experienced this past year.
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