A group that usually works to bring industry into Jackson County turned its attention to retail last week — and didn’t like what it saw.
The end result was a consensus to begin exploration of ways the county can entice high-traffic retail stores.
John Buchanan, who develops property for retail clients, brought the matter up Friday morning at the Jackson County Industrial Development Authority’s meeting.
Jackson County reaps a lot of sales taxes from the Tanger Outlets, but it lacks major retail stores such as Walmart, Home Depot or Lowe's, a situation the Industrial Development Authority would like to see rectified.
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