Monday, April 21, 2008

Wall Street Journal notices Quilting and Paducah

Paducah, Kentucky has a special place in my heart. It was the closet "big" town when I grew up. We went there shopping when I was a kid. In the last few years it has become Quilt City USA, and it has been a big boon. Even the Wall Street Journal has noticed.

As usual, when something good happens in a dramatic way, it can be traced to one person/couple. It's no different in this situation.

It's amazing that Paducah has only about 27,000 people compared to the 45,000 where I live, and yet Paducah is a much "bigger" city. There's much more shopping, far more restaurants, a thriving mall (as opposed to the mall in Hutchinson Kansas where I live that has never been full the 20 years it has been open), and a booming tourism business.

I'm very interested in tourism and its effect on communities.

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