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Hawaii County mayor urges residents to ‘buy local’


HILO >> Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is urging Big Island residents to shop locally by declaring December "Think Local, Buy Local" month. 

Kenoi said Thursday local businesses have always been the backbone of the county’s economy. He says a renewed focus on Hawaii island produced goods and on island-owned businesses is good for the economy and community.

In Hilo, residents may use a buy local button to receive discounts at participating local owned businesses during the holiday season. Buttons are available for $5 at the Hilo Information Center at the Mooheau Bus Station, Palace Theatre, Diabolik Surf and Glass, and Basically Books.

Businesses outside Hilo will be offering coupons online at

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