Put your money where your HOUSE is!

What�s all the buzz about �shopping locally�?

When you shop at a locally owned business, 45 cents of every dollar stays in Arizona – versus only 13 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain!

Additional reasons to shop locally:
� For every two jobs national retailers bring to a community, three jobs are lost as a result of local businesses closing down.
� When you shop locally owned businesses, your money is re-circulated over and over and creates up to 75% more tax revenue to our community and state.
� Independent businesses raise the standard of living in your community because they take their profits and buy products and services from other local businesses, thus creating more and more tax revenues needed for the community to thrive.
� Millions of dollars of tax revenue subsidies handed to chains by financially-starved local governments drain even more tax revenue from our community and state.
� Blighted empty shopping areas are created in your community when chain stores re-locate to a more lucrative shopping center, or leave altogether. Literally hundreds of big stores are abandoned each year across the United States.
� Independent businesses are unique enterprises that contribute to the character of our community by offering a more diverse selection of goods and services.
� Independent businesses provide meaningful service with a personal touch. It matters to them that you are satisfied and will come back again.

You can make a difference with a few simple steps
� Make a decision to find and patronize a locally owned business, wherever possible.
� Dine at a local, independent restaurant and treat yourself to a unique and personal dining experience.
� When you shop online with out-of-state companies, it doesn’t contribute a dime to the local economy. So check for members who offer the same products, and some even deliver.
� Look for the Local First Arizona logo when you shop and tell other independent businesses about Local First Arizona.
� Tell your associates, family, and friends what is happening and why. We all create our communities. Let’s create strong and vibrant communities as a legacy for those who follow.

Put your money where your house is, and explore the products/services you are looking for in Arizona.
To Find Local Businesses: Go to http://www.localfirstaz.com and click on their Tucson Directory to locate locally owned businesses in our community.

Temco Air Environmental is proud to be a supporting member of Local First Arizona.

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