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City Kickstarts #ShopKennewick Program

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The City of Kennewick is starting a new initiative to promote local businesses. The City of Kennewick is starting a new initiative to promote local businesses.
KENNEWICK, WA - The City of Kennewick is starting a new initiative to promote local businesses.

The “Shop Kennewick” program is just kicking off. The primarily social media based movement highlights the many local shops and stores in the city. They hope it will help employ more locals, fund city services and build a healthy self-sustaining economy for future generations.

"When you pay local sales tax a small portion of that goes to help fund city services like police, even schools, infrastructure and the roads we drive on. So there's a pretty significant value in shopping local," explained Emily Estes-Cross who works as Economic Development Manager.

The city is reaching out to businesses to use the hashtag #ShopKennewick and in return the program will hopefully create some buzz online at no cost. You'll start seeing similar stickers and logos on businesses in the near future. 
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