Do you think Lawrence’s economy relies too heavily on its retail market?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 1, 2007
“No, I don’t. I think there are a number of small- to medium-size businesses that are sort of behind the scenes. I think it’s a pretty good mix.”
“I’ve only lived here a year, but I think people are very protective of the downtown retail market. But I think a lot of smaller communities value that because they want to keep people’s money here and not lose it to bigger cities.”
“I don’t think it does. I think those things are important to any economy, especially in Lawrence where we value local business so much.”
“Yes. I think they’re too focused on retail downtown.”