The role retail plays in the city of Dothan

DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) Across the country a number of retail stores are closing their doors. But experts say that trend won't hit Dothan anytime soon. One of the reasons is just how much people in the wiregrass spend on retail. In Houston, Henry and Geneva counties 20% of the G.D.P. is retail businesses. Chamber of Commerce project manager Steve Turkoski says Dothan is the leader in retail sales in southeast Alabama. Turkoski says, retail accounts for about 22% of the workforce in the area.

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