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By Doug Garman

The city doesn’t want local business

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

It seems to me the City does not want local businesses. The Chamber of Commerce was one of our first stops in this county. They promote tourism, just by existing. I read the articles in the paper and my impression from those is the city official has a political bone to pick and wants to go out of area to spend Goldendale money. To demand reasonable documentation of tourism boosting is reasonable. The Home and Garden Show—who came? I had a space once, and my target audience was local people. About two thirds of the people I was able to talk to were from out of the area. So I decided it was not worth my time. Tourists were there, so, the venue was promoting tourism. If the...

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