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By Brian Depew
Executive Director - Center for Rural Affairs 

Dollar General seeks to reshape small towns

 

Last updated 5/26/2021 at 7:22am



Dollar General has become a ubiquitous feature of America’s small towns. The discount retailer is opening about 1,000 stores per year, with more than 16,000 spread across the country. 

Many local economic developers see the discount retailer as a threat to local retail.

Other economic developers argue Dollar General creates jobs and helps keep shoppers in town. I get it. In thousands of mile...



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