Local Stimulus Package
Monterey County Weekly organizes Main St. stimulus package
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In an effort to focus its readers’ resources where they can do the most good in a difficult economy, Monterey County Weekly has joined forces with 72 other weekly newspapers across the country in a first-of-its-kind economic development program.
The grassroots effort asks the readers of each of the newspapers to pledge to spend $100 each this holiday season at local and independent merchants, service providers and restaurants. This nominal outlay directed specifically to non-chain outlets has the potential to deliver a resounding benefit to local communities 58% larger than if the money was spent only with big box retailers.