Do something different and shop local first! As you’ve heard during the political debates, small businesses play a major role in job creation in America. In fact, research has shown that small businesses pay 44% of total U.S. private payroll. Arizona continues to support small businesses and organizations such as Local First Arizona, create opportunities to raise awareness about the local small businesses throughout the state.
Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization, was created in 2003 and has been working to strengthen communities and local economies through supporting, maintaining, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. The organization educate citizens, stakeholders, business leaders, and legislators about the significant environmental, economic, and cultural benefits of strong local economies. Local First Arizona is offering customers exclusive deals to promote local businesses starting November 23 through December 24, 2012.
If you want to start supporting local businesses in Arizona, visit the Local First Arizona website. You may just find out that one of the businesses on the Local First list may be a part of Small Business Saturday campaign.
You can also Like the Local First Arizona Facebook page and stay current on future promotions!