Tax Free Weekend Helps Local Business
Published August 5th, 2012
GAINESVILLE - Tax free weekend is coming to a close, and although it has helped the pockets of many consumers, it's helping local businesses too.
"It's a good time to shop," says Aimee Anderson, who co-owns Dragonfly Graphics in Gainesville.
Anderson knows the importance of a tax free weekend, and says revenues have increased by 25 percent this weekend.
Dragonfly graphics is a custom screen printing business, that supports local schools and charities. Aimee says they have already been extra busy lately because of back to school purchases and opportunities like this weekend make it even better.
Aimee says the weekend has been a great help to not only her store but the local economy as well. She reminds us, as we exit tax free spending that we keep our spending local. She says this is the best way to keep giving our economy a boost.
According to the National Retail Federation, back to school spending has become the second largest consumer spending event of the year behind the winter holidays.
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