If you shop local, then 48 cents of every dollar will stay right in your community according to Gregg Gauthreaux, President and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority.

Gauthreaux says a thriving small business and local economy depends on how much people are willing to spend, and he says that when you shop at local stores more of that money stays in your town.

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 30 is Small Business Saturday 2019 when everyone is encouraged to buy items from your local stores.

Hear more about what Gregg had to say: