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 Rensselaer County Legislature

Office of the Minority 270-2890

Minority Leader Peter Grimm 265-6451     Deputy Minority Leader Edward Manny 272-7396

Cynthia Doran 271-2365     Mark Fleming 928-7054

            Gary Pavlic 368-4656    

For Immediate Release
Date:  November 16, 2017



Letter to the Editor: Shop local

Thursday, November 16, 2017


As we 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