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VIDEO: Our Neighborhood Business

March 28, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

"Won't you be my neighbor?" That's what we found local businesses saying in West St. Paul.  The neighborhood along Smith Avenue is engaging in a revitalization project, and locally owned independent shops and restaurants are leading the way to strong economic development.

Studies show that for every dollar spent at an independent store nearly 68 cents stay in the community, compared to 43 if spent at a chain store.


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