Retail growth inspires some confidence in Janesville economy
High unemployment or not, some national store chains are investing in Janesville's retail future.
Janesville Mall Manager Jodi Settersten-Coyer says three new retailers are opening for business. She says this gives her confidence about the future of both the mall, and the city. She says Janesville has been through times like these before. She also points to a national restaurant chain recently choosing Janesville for investment. The three new stores opening are Buckle, Zumiez, and Victoria's Secret Pink.
She adds further reason for her confidence in the economic future is the Mall boasts a 96% occupancy rate.