Monday, March 30, 2009

The buck stays here

No, Colorado Springs is not for sale, at least that I know of.

Bernard Sandoval of Sandia Advertising and Marketing has come up with a logo and tag line, THE BUCK STOPS HERE, for a local campaign that could help our city out of the economic doldrums.

I have seen Buy Local campaigns in other cities but have no hard evidence that these hometown booster programs actually work. It is worth a shot, I figure.

I know Colorado Springs Utilities uses an ad agency based somewhere in Oklahoma.

The city’s website was built by a company out of Oregon.

How many other city or county contracts are with a company outside of El Paso County? What would happen to our city and county tax revenue if all 609,096 residents in the metropolitan statistical area stopped buying anything on the Internet and only purchased goods and services from local companies? Read more...

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