Director of the Department of Economic Development for Salt Lake City, Lara Fritts http://slcgov.com/, talks about putting money back into your community during the busiest shopping time of the year.
Buying just 10-percent of your purchases from local shop-keepers can add more than 1-billion dollars a year to your own neighborhood. http://localfirst.org/.
Need a book, plumbing supplies, or gardening equipment? Think about putting your dollars toward a local business down the street. Want to see your investment pay off in your community? Buy from someone who lives in the same place you do.