Running Head: BAN ON BIG RETAIL IN SMALL TOWNS
Ban on Big Retail in Small Towns
A BAN ON BIG RETAIL IN SMALL TOWNS
The ban on big retail in small towns is a contentious issue that has drawn a mixed
reaction from members of the public, stakeholders, and the small town residents. While some are
of the opinion that the ban on small big retail in small towns is a good idea that is a long overdue,
the critics to this proposal are of the opinion that the big retail should be left to thrive within the
small towns since they can co-exist mutually. This paper will review both alternatives and then
provide a rationale on why the ban on the big retail in small towns should be encouraged and
implemented. The paper will take details of how the town council approves and limit the setting
up retails in small towns.
Those who are in support of the proposed ban on big retails in small towns argue that the
big retail stores come with adverse costs to the small towns and its residents despite the fact that
they save the community a few dollars now and again (Reynolds, 2019). In particular, these
group of people argues that the chain stores contribute far less to the local economy as compared
to the contributed from other independent businesses. This position is supported by the findings
of Horgan (2017) which points out that many local businesses are being affected by the big retail
chain stores in small community-based towns. This clearly supp...
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