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Letter to the Editor: Walmart needed

— Walmart needed

To the editor:

There was a question asked in your last publication of letters to the editor stating, “why do we need another Walmart when there’s one in Hood River?”

Well, I’ll tell you why. Our ecomony is not healed and this American company is huge and can employ a lot of local folks that need jobs. That and it will be a super store that the Hood River Walmart is not.

True, it might hurt established department stores, but I have frequented these stores and in my humble opinion they need a little competition to keep them on their toes.

I am a retired small business owner and competed with the large chain stores for years and I adjusted my promotions to enhance my customer base. I never ran out of customers, since that’s what I catered to.

As a US citizen, I do 90 percent of my shopping in The Dalles and could change and go north to Yakima and spend my dollars, same distance for me, so I welcome this new Walmart.

It’s about time this part of the country caught up with the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Could use a Costco or Sam’s Club too.

Jo Sowards



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