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Broken Arrow urges shoppers to buy local with new campaign

Posted at 6:57 AM, Dec 05, 2019

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Holiday shopping is well underway and many cities want to remind you to shop local.

In today’s shopping industry you can pretty much buy everything online, which in turn can do some damage to local businesses and economies.

Cities like Broken Arrow need sales tax revenue from local businesses to continue running and operating.

The revenue is a result of customers shopping, buying goods and eating in their own communities.

The city of Broken Arrow is introducing its new campaign, ‘Back to BA', hoping to inspire shoppers to buy local from places like Glamour Gowns and More.

Born and raised in broken arrow, Kellie Blanton said there’s been many changes in the city over the years which will hopefully help the economy and shops like hers.

“I’ve watched this street, main street, go from more just offices now back to retail like it was when was a little girl and I love seeing it," Blanton said. "I love to see the vibrancy and there’s more growth coming this way.”

Broken Arrow isn’t the only city pushing people to buy local.

Tulsa is sharing its Blue Dome Pop-up Shops featuring original works by local artists every weekend through December 22.

The city of Broken Arrow is unveiling the new shop local campaign in the Rose District at 1:30 Thursday.

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