Shopping local for holidays can make city merrier
This holiday season, consider shopping in a way that benefits the region, and therefore yourself. When you shop at a store, part of the price goes to employees, pays local taxes and maintains local property values.
When you buy online from another state, almost all of your cash leaves Houston and doesn't come back. In the case of an independent local retailer, as much as 50 percent of the purchase price goes into Houston's economy at a time when it is most needed.