Look local first before looking online


October 11, 2023

Wrangell’s sales tax revenues from online commerce continue to climb as more residents shop for more things online, and as more sellers follow the law and collect sales tax and send the money to the borough.

As much as that’s good news for the municipal treasury, it’s not particularly good news for local business owners and their employees, and it’s not a good indicator for the long-term economic future of the community.

No doubt there are a lot of things that people want and need to buy which are not available in town. And no doubt much of what they buy online is less expensive tha...

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