When you shop local you keep your tax dollars help to pay for the services we all use. If you see a great deal this weekend post it on my blog or on the Shop Simi Valley First Facebook page. You don't need to register to post a comment here.
Here is an offer from Simi Valley's Tico's Tacos:
Here is a repost of an earlier entry I wrote on the subject:
When you buy products locally the city gets a cut of the sales tax. The Simi Valley City Council and The Chamber of Commerce have hired a firm to run an ad campaign explaining that and other benefits to local people.
I don't know effective the ad campaign has been and I haven't seen a survey showing proof the city has had a return on their money. I have been critical of the ad campaign because of my skepticism over the effectiveness of such a campaign.
Personally I can't think of a single purchase that I have changed because of the campaign. I shop in Simi Valley because I live here. Has the campaign changed your purchases at all?
Click here for past blog entries I have written on the subject.
Instead of just being critical though I have chosen to help inform the public of the benefits of shopping locally. In the past I have promoted individual businesses and now I have created a fanpage on Facebook:
Click on become a fan above to join the grassroots push to inform the public of the benefits of shopping locally. For those of you that don't live in Simi Valley I will post a fanbox for your city too if you create a page.
I am not involved with the official program and I am not getting paid to promote it. But I do believe we benefit when people shop locally.