Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Support the American dream, shop locally


Owning your own business was the American Dream for years.

Due to the availability of big box stores who buy in bulk so they may “pass” the savings on to the consumer, the little hometown stores are suffering.

However, these big box stores do not support our local economy.

For example: for every $100 spent in our hometown, $73 remains in the local economy, and $27 goes out. A non-hometown business will keep approximately $43 with $57 leaving.

Our hometown businesses are the backbone of Kimball’s economy. They are local investors that are committed to staying in Kimball, raising their...

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