Shoppers encouraged to buy local on Saturday
The Wyoming chapter of the U.S. Small Business Administration is asking shoppers to think local and think small this Saturday. Wyoming District Director Amy Lea says they’re hoping that state residents will consider purchasing holiday gifts from local merchants first.
"These are our friends and our neighbors, when we live in small towns in Wyoming, and even the larger ones," Lea said. "And we want them to be able to stay in business."
Lea says they're calling the event Small Business Saturday. She adds that according to the SBA, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs over the past 15 years.