Shop local this holiday season
November 28, 2019
Rhea Landholm | Center for Rural Affairs
Shopping at a locally-owned and operated business is truly a unique experience.
The atmosphere surrounds you as soon as you step out of your car. Sometimes, holiday music flows through the main thoroughfares of your small town. Almost always, twinkling snowflakes line the streets.
Large storefront windows decorated for the season beam welcoming lights onto the sidewalk. These windows offer a snapshot of what you can expect when you enter the small business.
Upon taking that step inside, chances are you’ll get a friendly “hello.” This likely is...