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Local businesses depending on IBM corporate business have folded, e.g. the little rent-a-car outpost on the outskirts of Kingston was one of the first to bite the dust. It was heavily-dependent on traveling executives, and they could no longer justify staying open. The economy also affected many restaurants and retail stores.
In the midst of this climate comes the big retail super discount stores, edging out the little Mom-and-Pop appliance stores, office equipment. building supplies, gift shops, - and others.
Dutchess County is over-retailed. The Poughkeepsie Galleria made a splash as the first major mall in the area about 12 years ago; we watched small stores migrate to the malls or go under. It is going to start construction to double its size, a demographicly unjustified move in my opinion.
Our local economy is only one of hundreds, nationwide, undergoing changes as major corporations downsize, -including General Electric, Kodak, Douglas, Cocoa-Cola, etc.
NAFTA and preferred-nation status also have their finger in the pie; the fallout is evident in the proliferation of cute little import stores. 'Buy American' is no longer a battle-cry. Who can 'buy American' when car parts are Japanese-made and assembled in Canada, wear American brand names, and appear to be American-made? Well, "-not exactly" as the commercial says.
Consider the 'graying of America.' As Charley Dooley (Craftproducers) so accurately described in a letter to his craftsmen a year or two ago, the market has changed. People who have supported the craft market in the past are older, their kids are grown and living on their own; they've downsized their homes, and they don't have room for more "stuff."
Their children work, but they're not going to buy the same . stuff. they grew up with. They want new, innovative, unique products to live with, - and they are willing to pay for them.
The market for high-end items is wide open. People are willing to buy at high-end shows. Price is no object if they want it.
Inexpensive items sell well, they always have. (Consider the $5 thingee-on-a-stick fad.)
It's the skilled craftsman who produces medium-priced work whose sales are down across the board. Some craftsmen buy imported Teddy Bears or cloth frogs, slap a vest or a hat on them, and sell them as hand-crafted. They have no idea how they are sabotaging their own markets. Customers recognize these items, and are turned-off. Why go to a craft show to buy imports? They can buy them at the mall.
Add to these circumstances a proliferation of craftshows unmatched in memory, and you. ll see why customers who have been enthusiastic are becoming jaded.
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