Buying local is something I do as often as I can. Maybe it's because my husband and I own a local urgent care practice. We cringe when we hear that people have traveled to another community for healthcare, especially when we could have taken care of them here. We have an excellent team and if something does go wrong, we are here to help immediately. We also know who to connect our patients to when they need a referral. Not only is it better patient care and follow up, the money spent at our clinic stays in Cheyenne...mostly to payroll. This payroll helped send Anna's daughter to Deca, bought dinner for Tom's family, and has kept Jo's heat on. It goes to the people in our community and then circulates back into our tax system. By keeping our money here, we have more to operate our city government with.
During my campaign for Mayor of Cheyenne, I made a decision to buy as much as I could locally even if it cost a little more. In the primary, I spent 84% of my campaign dollars in Wyoming and 70% in Cheyenne.
Supporting local business is a choice and a community culture. Changing our culture starts with our leadership. As Mayor, I will work to promote buying locally. It matters.