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The Business Climate in Wantagh and Seaford

How strong are area businesses?

As 2013 winds down, it's an important time of year for many area businesses. 

The holiday season can add some needed sales and can help make it a successful year.

The end of the year is also a good time to step back and evaluate the local business climate.

Do you feel the local economy in Wantagh and Seaford is strong? Is there any way it can be improved? What types of businesses would you like to see come to the area?  What can be done to help business owners?

Let us know in the comment section below.
Chris Wendt December 15, 2013 at 06:41 AM
I am not familiar with anything called the "local economy". Wantagh and Seaford are both unincorporated hamlets of the Town of Hempstead, which is part of the Long Island economy, which is part of the tri-state (regional) economy, which is part of the national economy, which is an inseparable part of the global economy. Most working people in Wantagh & Seaford do not work in Wantagh or Seaford, and I venture to guess that most of their discretionary spending is not done in either Wantagh or Seaford. ....................................................................................................... I think the more relevant sense of the "economy" to Wantagh or Seaford residents is the Long Island economy, but the Tri-state economy is also very relevant, especially given that thousands of us in Wantagh and Seaford work in The City and some even in New Jersey and Westchester County. ..................................................................................................... Here's my bottom line on the economy: improving. Massive change gathering speed caused by the maturation of the Baby-boom Generation aging into retirement or semi-retirement. Economic growth stymied by crippling taxes, especially on Long Island. In addition to slowing economic growth, here, those high taxes are forcing retirees and young families out of the Long Island/Tri-state region to more affordable regions. Our famously high tax structure is a strong dis-incentive for any significant new high-paying job growth, here, with almost any place else in the country being more appealing to corporations based on the comparative cost of doing business, especially manufacturing and construction operations.

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