One reads that Whitewater now has an option, for most of the city, of grocery delivery from nearby cities. As it is, Whitewater has a Walmart, but no stand-alone, full-service grocery. Private delivery service is a benefit to the community. It’s better to have more grocery options than fewer.
These are private enterprises providing private delivery services. Government, including Whitewater’s Community Development Authority, has spent years and millions on large public projects (an ‘Innovation Center,’ profitless tech startups, etc.), and for it Whitewater has only grown poorer as a low-income community. A decade of letting the leaders of the local business league (the self-described ‘Greater Whitewater’ Committee) run the CDA like a low-rent club hasn’t improved the best measure of economic development: gains in individual and household incomes.
Market manipulation means fewer markets.
Whitewater’s slipped far, and she needs something wholly different to address her condition: Waiting for Whitewater’s Dorothy Day.