"We had heard anecdotal stories about people leaving Helena to shop," said Sheldon Bartel, executive director of Gateway Economic Development Corp., one of four entities to fund the research. "The study was designed to test those anecdotes, and to find out if people shop do outside the community, why. We were looking to reduce that retail leakage with the hope that more money would stay in the county and more jobs would be created locally."
John Harrington, "Helena, Mont., Shoppers Often Leave Area to Buy, Study Reports," Independent Record (Helena, Montana), March 28, 2004
Tom Hacker, "Greeley ponders downtown facelift," Northern Colorado Business Report, August 27, 1999
"There's that type of money that is going somewhere else,'' said Steve Erwin, chairman of the Chadron Business Improvement Committee.
City Manager Carl Dierks said two consulting firms, West Plan Partnership of Boulder, Colo., and Coley Forrest of Denver, Colo., proposed several ideas for Chadron to capture that retail "leakage.''
"Chadron Studies Mall Proposal To Create Ag Shopping Center," The Omaha World-Herald, February 6, 1984
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