Buy Local Week

Buy Local Week

Local Shopping GuideFor the seventh year, Mile High Business Alliance members are mobilizing Coloradans to shop at local businesses first. Every year, Americans do most of their holiday gift shopping the week after Thanksgiving, starting Black Friday. In 2012, Coloradans spent more than 10 Billion dollars during the holidays, which represents a huge chunk of annual revenue for retailers. Since this week has such a big impact on your neighborhood retailers, we've proclaimed this week to be Buy Local Week.

A shift of just 10% of your holiday purchases from chain stores to local retailers could translate to a $3 Billion boost to Colorado's economy this year.

Don't Know Where to Start?
Check out our Local Shopping Guide to find the stores with unique local gifts in your part of town.

The Impacts of Buying Local First

Check out these videos that explain the various ways in which buying local first positively impacts your neighborhood and your local economy. After all, you know that economy everyone's talking about? That's your local economy. And you have the power to make it strong.

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ColoradoLocalFirst.com was created by the Mile High Business Alliance in order to help connect Coloradans with their community. Learn more about MHBA and how you can get involved at milehighbiz.org.

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