Come to Wilmington where retirees and tourist reign supreme.
Our job base is then waiters waitresses and lifeguards !!!
Now before you guys go off on me - I've been there and done that when I was MUCH younger, and I have nothing against waiters waitresses and lifeguards.
My problem is NOT with the support industries to tourism - it's how Wilmington wants to market itself and what identity Wilmington wants to have.
Do we want to be a working city with an industrial base? A medical community? Do we want to be Myrtle Beach II? If the answer to THAT is yes then encourage tourists and bus trips. Encourage the building of carnivals and amusement facilities - perhaps put a Tanger mini-outlet center here.
Just remember - low wage jobs are not the best for major economic impact.
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