LOS ANGELES — Fear and uncertainty have affected West Coast retailing and manufacturing sectors as much as other areas of the country, compounding difficulties in some pockets, like Silicon Valley and Hawaii, where business was already hurting from recession and dot-com failures.

Many believe that widespread anxiety of additional attacks and economic mayhem has caused as much damage to local retailers and vendors over the past year as the actual immediate loss of business after Sept. 11. But some positives, like a resurgence in local manufacturing, were also a result of the aftermath.

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