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Keep Tax Dollars in Town During Buy Local Week

The Prince George's County Council unanimously adopted "Buy Local Week" to encourage residents to support local businesses.

In an effort to support local businesses and encourage county businesses to spend their tax dollars close to home, the Prince George’s County Council adopted a resolution last week establishing “Buy Local Week” in Prince George’s County, according to a press release issued by the council.

“Buy Local Week” will take place annually the second Sunday to the following Saturday of each August, and will coincide with Maryland “Tax Free Week.” During “Tax Free Week,” the state sales tax does not apply to clothing or footwear purchases of $100 or less.

“Locally owned businesses are the drivers of our economy, creating jobs, generating revenue, and providing environmental benefits for our communities,” said Councilmember Mel Franklin in the press release.  “It is our hope that ‘Buy Local Week’ in Prince George’s County will encourage residents to frequent local businesses during the back-to-school season, and beyond, because of the positive impact to our local economy and our communities.”

The council hopes that all cities and communities in the county will promote and participate in “Buy Local Week.”

"Buy Local Week" will take place this year August 12 through August 18.

This information was gathered from a press release issued by the Prince George’s County Council.

Sonia Dasgupta June 12, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Do you think this will support local businesses? What else can local government do to support small businesses?
Gretchen Schock June 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM
What store is featured in the photo?
Sonia Dasgupta June 12, 2012 at 08:23 PM
It may be a stock image. I'll check with Jenni when she returns from vacation next week!

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