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May 12, 2016

Community Update by Curt Watts
Economic Development Director

SHOP & DINE IN CATHEDRAL CITY

It makes a lot of “cents” for Cathedral City residents and visitors to actively support businesses located within our city.  By shopping locally, you not only save time and gasoline, but also benefit from the more than $8 million in annual sales tax revenue received by the City.  These sales tax dollars represent a significant portion of the City’s General Fund revenue and help fund local services such as police & fire services and other community needs.  In addition, healthy local businesses provide convenient job opportunities for our residents close to home.

Cathedral City is very fortunate to have a wide variety of small and large businesses throughout the City offering everything from major purchases to the essentials of everyday life, plus specialty purchases for yourself or unique gifts for those near and dear to you.

 You owe it to yourself to explore the many local options for furniture, consignment & resale “finds”, or even a new car, from the many quality establishments along Highway 111.  Our Cathedral City car dealerships have been selling and servicing new and used vehicles for a long time – their experience in customer service is second to none!  Expand your routine shopping routes by taking a special detour into one of the many shopping center and stand-alone businesses along our various commercial corridors.  And you certainly don’t want to forget the many art galleries and specialty businesses offering creative items and home furnishing selections along Perez Road.  It’s hard to imagine that with just a little creative exploration you won’t find almost everything you truly need (or decide you just can’t do without!) shopping close to home in Cathedral City.

When it comes to local eating establishments, there’s something to meet everyone’s personal taste, whether it be for that “quick bite on the go” or a relaxing lunch or dinner with friends, family or work buddies.  You may even want to consider some of the special offerings provided by our local hotels when you have out-of-town guests visiting and are short on space to accommodate them comfortably at home.

If the convenience and funding of local City services aren’t sufficient to motivate you to shop and dine locally, here are a few more interesting points that might convince you:

• As the second largest city in the Coachella Valley, if all 54,000+ Cathedral City residents just spent 10% of whatever they currently purchase outside of Cathedral City or online – at stores located in our City – the impact would be significant in providing extra tax dollars for local services to our citizens.

• When you shop locally, more of your dollars recirculate within the community through taxes, employment and philanthropic support for local groups.

• Many of your friends and neighbors either own or are employed by these local businesses.

The list of businesses located within our City are far too numerous to list here, but you can start your renewed discovery of what Cathedral City has to offer by checking listings on our local Chamber of Commerce website – www.CathedralCityCC.com - or taking a quick glance at the City’s dedicated website - www.DiscoverCathedralCity.com.

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Are you wanting to speak to your city councilmembers or learn more about what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by two member of the City Council.     “City Hall at Your Corner” is scheduled once a month through June 7th at various locations throughout the City and at different times …

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