Office of the
Minority Leader Peter Grimm 265-6451 Deputy Minority Leader Edward Manny
Cynthia Doran 271-2365 Mark Fleming 928-7054
Gary Pavlic 368-4656
For Immediate Release
to the Editor: Shop local
Thursday, November 16, 2017
kick-off the holiday season, most of us will be doing more retail shopping then
usual. Holiday gifts and big items such as, appliances and home furnishings are
traditional purchases at this time of year. This annual spending, translates
into a notable amount of tax revenue for communities.
We would like to encourage all residents of Rensselaer County to buy at local
Rensselaer County businesses. One of the most important sources of revenue for
Rensselaer County is its sales tax. In purchasing items in the county, we are
contributing to the county’s main source of revenue and in turn will aid in
keeping taxes down. By shopping in Rensselaer County, residents are essentially
paying themselves and contributing to building the economic structure and
supporting job growth.
During this season of giving we will all spend more then in most months of the
year. While shopping for gifts for loved ones remember to buy in Rensselaer
County and give yourself and your community a gift as well.
Wishing you the best of the Season.
Peter Grimm, Edward Manny, Cynthia Doran, Mark Fleming and Gary Pavlic
Rensselaer County Legislature, District 1
City of Troy