Day: June 15, 2006

The economy that was

Got into a discusion with a local the other day about Floyd’s economy, or — as he put it — lack of economy.

“All we’ve got around here now are artsy-fartsy shops and fru-fru places to eat,” he said. “Not much of an economic base.”

To some extent he’s right. Floyd’s economic base is not what it was four decades ago when I attended Floyd County High School. Back then we had three garment factories, three new car dealerships, five gas stations, two furniture stores, a Western Auto, a Ben Franklin and more restaurants.

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