Retail Is Key to Washington's Holiday Cheer

Retail remains a significant portion of Washington’s economy as the holiday season ramps up
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It’s a tough time to be a brick-and-mortar retailer. As of mid-October, U.S. retailers had announced 8,633 store closures, significantly more than last year’s total of 5,844. Coresight Research predicts announced store closures could reach 12,000 by the end of the year. However, retail remains a significant portion of Washington’s economy as the holiday season ramps up.

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