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Mon March 5, 2012
Website facilitates shopping at Wyoming businesses
A Casper resident has launched a new website aimed at making it easier to support locally-owned businesses and buy Wyoming products. The site, which is called “307 First,” will include a directory of Wyoming businesses, which will let shoppers find out whether the product they’re looking for is available within the state.
President Bob Moberly says buying local is good for the state because it keeps tax revenue and jobs here.
“It is in our best interest to make sure that we have Wyoming jobs here,” Moberly said. “And the more money that goes out of state, and the faster it goes out of state, the less money we have in circulation here to support the local economy.”
Moberly says he also plans to gather information from shoppers about things they can’t find in Wyoming, and encourage businesses to start selling those products.