Buy Local Month Underway

Local First Arizona is encouraging residents to buy local during the holiday season. Buy Local Month began Saturday, as locally-owned businesses teamed with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild to launch the campaign at the 30th annual Holiday Artisans Market at the Tucson Museum of Art.

For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy and $27 leaves, according to the Local First Arizona website linked below. For every $100 spent at a non-locally-owned business, $43 remains in the local economy and $57 leaves.

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