The availability of gainful employment is a major factor for area growth, and industrial diversity can help a community weather economic ups and downs. Although pay, stability and company size differ from industry to industry, it takes a mixture to service the needs of an area's population. When it comes to Red River Valley growth, which industry would you like to see more of?

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Manufacturing and IT would likely bring the grater number of higher paying jobs than most of the other industries/businesses. In order to draw more visitors from the extended area additional retail/restaurants in the downtown/plaza area would be beneficial. It is really disappointing to have so many empty buildings in the downtown area. Fortunately there have been some recent new businesses/shops that have opened. I hope the residents support these businesses.

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