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Shopping locally is more important than ever
Experts are predicting that Cyber Monday online spending will grow more than 20% this year, and almost 60% of workers will shop for a gift online sometime during the holiday season. While online shopping may be convenient, please remember that your holiday dollars are needed locally by our businesses in Yuma County. Businesses pay taxes that go straight back into our city and county’s infrastructure and services. Local businesses are the first ones to be asked to support local causes, organizations, school teams, fundraisers and other charities. Local businesses pay local employees, who keep the money circulating in our economy. It’s possible you could save a few dollars shopping online, although some local businesses will match prices. But you can’t replace the impact that a local business has for our economy, the personal service, and the opportunity to run into friends and neighbors while shopping in beautiful Yuma weather. This season, shopping locally is more important than ever before.