Advertisement

#abq4ward: Small business owners say crime problem hits them hard

Chris Ramirez
August 08, 2017 10:37 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Downtown is more than just the center of the city. It's the nerve center of New Mexico. With homeless feeding centers and shelters in the area, downtown has become the prime spot for vagrancy, loitering, even public intoxication and drug use.

Advertisement

KOB reached out to small business owners interested in the problems they face each day. Many expressed interest. Chris Ramirez sat down with them to talk about the crime problem. Watch the video above to hear what they had to say.

The group made one thing clear. They understand what capitalism is all about and the risk they assumed when they opened shop downtown. But they unanimously agree their government has not provided an environment for them to thrive.

Study after study shows businesses in crime-ridden areas report a loss of revenue and damaged reputations. The truth is crime repels business, and these business leaders suspect downtown has a hard time recruiting major retail stores.

This group is optimistic. They have to be running a small business, but they are begging the city to listen to their concerns and fight for them.

Credits

Chris Ramirez

Copyright 2017 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement


Advertisement




Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on Google+ RSS Email Newsletters Android Apps iOS Apps



Prison vital to NM community to stay open for 1 more month

BCSO: 2 arrested for DWI after crash sends child to hospital

Investigators release findings in officer-involved crash that killed boy

Downtown festival celebrates all things Albuquerque

Famous local boxer Johnny Tapia honored on Saturday