Baer considers long-term challenges for downtown businesses

September 14, 2021 AP News

According to Christie Baer, assistant executive director for the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law and Policy, downtown businesses face a big decision as the pandemic continues.

"Businesses that thought that they just had to weather a short storm are suddenly realizing that it’s going to be like this for a long time," she said. "It just becomes not as worth it to pay a higher cost of being downtown."