BINGHAMTON – Broome County and the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce announced a new shopping campaign at Ellis Brothers Furniture Thursday.
“Buy in Broome” is a new initiative to get residents to shop locally this holiday season.
Officials say there are many benefits to shopping locally, including that the money spent will stay within the community, which promotes healthy economic growth and creates local jobs.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said it will also help keep local taxes lower. Garnar said the county got a tax cut because the revenue from sales tax was up by eight percent. He says this allowed the county to invest in a number of different things and reduce the tax rate for the county.
“When you buy from people right here in the community, they are hiring people. Those people are feeding people,” said Jennifer Conway, the president and CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a trickle-down effect of building our community and our economy when you choose to purchase at brick and mortar stores.”
You can find more information on the Buy in Broome campaign, as well as shopping events around the county, by clicking here.