The recent trend toward siting commercial centres some distance from small towns has resulted in economic problems for such communities. Few, if any, industries and only very small commercial businesses provide income for the town: outside businesses are not attracted to such small communities. The result is that farmers, who once could procure agricultural supplies and services nearby, must now travel to other towns. Townspeople can purchase groceries at several local grocery stores, but each store offers the same limited variety at prices necessarily higher than those charged by large chain stores in regional cities. Until means are found of expanding the scope of business operations, finance desperately needed for development will continue to be drained away by outside commercial enterprises.
2. Tnat's the way we've always done it.