There are many shops downtown, and the economy looks like it's starting to pick up more. I am noticing more tourism within the area I have noticed that more businesses are opening in the area. The reason the local business is "okay" is because many people my age don't wish to come to Algoma for the weekend to go shopping. Everyone thinks about going to larger cities, such as Green bay, to do all of their shopping. Business in my area is just for local convenience or tourism.