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Holiday Shopping Season Arrives--With a Vengeance

As retailers bump up Black Friday, Tucson businesses urge consumers to keep it local

lisette demars 617x347 Lisette DeMars, membership coordinator for Local First Arizona.

In the scramble for consumer dollars, retailers have jumped the gun on Black Friday and blasted us with sale specials well before Thanksgiving. Local purveyors implore us to think about our own backyard and spend thoughtfully so that more of our money ends up in our community. Lisette DeMars, membership coordinator for Local First in Tucson, discusses the latest research on the economic benefits of buying local.

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