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November - 2009 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Home for the Holidays, Shop Fort Collins First

Its time to think about our gift giving lists for the holiday season. The Shop Fort Collins First initiative is a community-wide effort to educate our residents of the importance of shopping locally:

  • sales tax collections fund our emergency response departments, street and parks maintenance, and many more public services that make our community great
  • keeps family, neighbors, and friends employed
  • maintains a vibrant choice of retail and restaurants

Internet shopping is tempting; so is traveling to exotic regional shopping districts. Stop. Think. Money spent in Fort Collins, Stays in Fort Collins. Our local shopping districts have created an event-filled holiday season. Pairing shopping errands with holiday events is a great way to support the local economy and get in the holiday spirit. Event listings, fast facts on the campaign, and business resources are available at Thank you for shopping in Fort Collins!

One of Shop Fort Collins Firsts partners, the Fort Collins Coloradoan, is offering special ad rates for businesses who wish to participate in their Shop Fort Collins promotion and gift guides. Visit for price sheets.