Retail plays a significant role within the nation’s economic health. About 17 million Americans work for brick-and-mortar stores, according to Abby Jagoda, vice president of government affairs at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, which specializes in owning, developing, and managing retail assets.

And despite the narrative that retail is dying to e-commerce, she says, sales at physical stores have climbed in recent years. Jagoda joins the podcast to explain the important role retail plays on the road to economic recovery. 

We also read your letters to the editor and share a good news story about how a classic American company is stepping up to help Hurricane Laura victims. 

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