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It's all about buying local for the holidays

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ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- Monday afternoon, Minnesota 2020 stopped by Rochester making a plea to consumers this holiday season - buy local!

Minnesota 2020 says that shopping right here at home for some of the state's specialty gift items can offer a significant boost to the local economy.

They say that when you buy from a company not based in Minnesota, only 40 cents to the dollar goes back into the local economy. When you buy local, however, up to 70 cents to the dollar can go back.

Matt Entenza, with Minnesota 2020, says, "When you buy local, you keep the money in the community, you grow jobs and you help to make sure that in Rochester and throughout southeast Minnesota, that business and community can do well."

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