For the sake of YourTown's, YourState, USA economic development-
I am hearing a lot of civilian business and entities wanting military folks to take interest in their civilian communities (towns outside of base), as much as civilians who live in those town.
What can the local merchants of your civilian town do to entice a military family to spend time and purchase products from their area?
I live in Alaska. We have parks,camping grounds ,fishing,winter sports. I would say when you like outdoors you don't have problem in Alaska spending money and the same time supporting local businesses. .All Summer long we have markets ,were you can pay fruits&vegetables ,native art and other stuff made in Alaska.
Answer by Tristana at 3:05 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:55 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
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Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 3:58 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 3:58 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
As a military spouse I have to say, when your husband is deployed there is so much offered on base that, other then shopping, there is not a reason to go off. Where we are now, they have free activities, TONS of volunteer positions, so many hours of free child care a month, free gym with child care, kids sports are WAY cheaper, grocery shopping is ALOT cheaper too. So unless the base stops offering stuff like that, there is no reason for me to do that stuff off post. I do love shopping so financially I am helping out the area ;) So I guess to answer your question, they would have to offer what the military does on post or the post would have to stop doing what they are doing to support there soldiers and families.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
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