The Alton Development & Housing Department has been working with the mayor’s office in recent months to execute a business retention plan. Keeping existing businesses happy and doing business in the city is just as important as attracting new business to Alton, according to city leaders.
Alton Mayor Brant Walker tells The Big Z it also helps the city better understand its role.
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He says since those visits began, the city has assisted in parking, sidewalk and sewer issues. Walker says they discovered one business that had planned to leave, but they worked together to find a bigger facility and keep them in the city.