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Shopping Local Idaho Businesses Is More Important Than Ever This Pandemic Year

City of Meridian, Idaho - Government

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? This year, with so many people staying home to avoid exposure to COVID-19, big online retailers have gotten a boost. That’s great news for their shareholders. But it’s been hard on local businesses who can’t compete with their e-commerce infrastructure. It’s already been a difficult year for small Idaho businesses, any many have shuttered in since March or are facing tough decisions this winter. 

But as Maggie Mullen of the Mountain West News Bureau reports, necessity can be the mother of invention. Mullen joins Idaho Matters to talk more about this.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!