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Shop Local, Shop Cortez

Cortez offers diverse retail shopping options from outdoor gear stores to clothing to hardware. CREA encourages residents and visitors to “shop local.” Every dollar spent with a Cortez business multiplies within our community, generating jobs, wages and sales tax revenues.

Many campaigns and events throughout the year promote the contribution small business makes to our economy.


The Small Business Administration (SBA) has hosted this annual celebration of small businesses for over 50 years to recognize America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.


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This month-long “shop local” event encourages consumers to celebrate and support the independent retailers that help build a strong economy and create a sustainable community.


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Started by American Express to shine the light on small businesses across the U.S., this one day event gets consumers out to shop small, dine small, and support their favorite small businesses.


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Resources and campaign materials provided monthly by the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) to local businesses and organizations to promote “shop local.”


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CREA events and campaigns throughout the year that encourage locals and tourists to “shop local” and support the Cortez small business community.


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Small Businesses Offer Big Returns

When you shop small and spend your dollars locally, you help support your city. In return, small businesses benefit the community through the taxes they pay, the customer services they provide, and the goods they carry.

It’s win win. Shop your favorite small business today!

Contact CREA with questions.


Own a Cortez small business? Check out CREA’s
Business Support programs.