Tough times for towns and cities to recruit businesses

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The rapidly changing retail landscape makes it difficult for towns and cities to recruit new businesses.

Dave Mingo is Yankton’s Community Development Director.

Mingo says they have changed their focus of the types of businesses that would be successful.

Mingo says most large retail companies do their own, sophisticated research.

Mingo says while a third grocery store is often mentioned in public surveys, the current numbers don’t make that a viable option.