FORTUNE singles out Danville
Original post made on Apr 1, 2008
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on Apr 1, 2008 at 7:28 am
Danville was listed at No. 69. Other California cities were Marina del Rey (4), American Canyon (11), Novato (16), Carlsbad (32), San Jose (66) and San Luis Opispo (78).
This is on a scale that puts Napa Junction, now known as American Canyon, aka Lombard, at #11. Have you ever been to Lombard? Such tomfoolery on this day of all days suggests that ODDs, a Saloom for Fools will be opening in Danville soon.
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on Apr 1, 2008 at 10:39 am
Sadly, Danville should be ranked for small business failures. In my experience as an investor, I have had to close or move businesses in Danville due to the lack of downtown draw. Danville's downtown lacks anchor stores that create volume traffic for new retail and commercial companies.
Danville's economic development efforts need to address anchor stores and attractions including a much-needed hotel.
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on Apr 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm
I am amazed that any magazine would publish such a result unless some PR person promoted inclusion. As Bert noted, there are no anchors for downtown business and the local chamber has not been inviting to creating such anchor retail and attractions, especially a hotel/meeting facilities.
Our downtown does not warrant new investment in small retail and commercial operations until such time as a master plan for overall economic development of anchor retail and attractions can be positioned in our primary corridors.
I love Danville and support economic development,
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