"The super Wal-Mart provides Clarkston a great opportunity to enhance and expand its retail trade center," [University of Idaho economist Steve] Peterson said.- David Cole, "Experts offer Wal-Mart survival tips; When Clarkston gets a super center, other retailers may need to re-evaluate their methods," Lewiston Tribune, May 6, 2008
The super center will keep customers in the community and attract customers from outside the community.
"The valley is going to become a destination shopping area, a retail trade hub," he said.
The Moscow and Pullman communities haven't decided whether they want large-scale retail trade expansion, he said. "If they don't want it in those communities, then the valley can expand down here," Peterson added.
Think local first, shop L-C Valley later...
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