It's said that the best defense is a good offense. So it was this past weekend, when Southwest Louisiana shoppers did the best thing they could to pump up our local economy. In spite of national fears of a sluggish start to the holiday retail season, buyers here showed up at local stores early, stayed late, and they were there to buy, not just browse.
We've always encouraged folks to support their local businesses, and never has that been more important than it is now. As control over so much of our money shifts to Washington, it's vital to keep as many greenbacks here in our local communities as possible.
There are several more big holiday shopping weeks ahead. Please do what you can to buy local. And while you're at it, please also put some Christmas money aside to help out our local nonprofits and charities. They need your support now more than ever, and it's a great way to show the true spirit of the season.
As we said in a recent Hot Button, there's no better economy in America right now than here in Southwest Louisiana. But it's up to all of us to keep it that way. Please pay attention to local ads here on KPLC. These are the people who provide jobs and keep the wheels of commerce turning. We wouldn't be here without them. They want and deserve your support. If you are considering buying something online or out of town, please reconsider. Check first to see if it's available locally. You might be surprised to find it's right here and priced right.
The best defense against an economic downturn? A good offense. Our team's off to a great start. Let's keep the momentum going so we don't blow it like some teams do at the end of the fourth quarter!