Guest editorial: shop small

Guest editorial: shop small

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Sandwiched among last weekend's Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, football rivalries and Cyber Monday was Small Business Saturday.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two-thirds of the new jobs in the U.S. each year.

That translates into a stronger local economy.

Today in Montgomery County alone, small retail businesses account for over 30,000 jobs, and that doesn't include restaurants and entertainment businesses.

Communities are held together by a variety of shared concerns, interests, and necessities, and a healthy economy is necessary for a community to survive.

When you continue to shop this holiday season I urge you to try your local retailer first.  Face to face, personal service from people who live in your community is a much better shopping experience.

Shop small whenever you can. It will make a big difference in the economic health of your community.

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