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    Community stability is key to business financial success

    When a grocery store decides to build in a new location, plenty of research goes into where exactly that should be, said Tammie Hoy Hawkins, CEO of CommunityWorks in Greenville.  “Grocery stores really do their financial calculations on rooftops,” she said. “Harris Teeter doesn’t just decide to go on a certain street. They do an entire financial analysis.” Other businesses do the same. To be healthy, neighborhoods must be able to attract businesses — like grocery stores. Community members get convenient access to goods, while companies get customers who spend money on their products.  The more economic development or income an area has, the more business it’s able to attract.…

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