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By Corey Costelloe
Economic Development Coordinator 

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Economic Development Update


December 4, 2021

Corey Costelloe.

'Buy 1' initiative for the holidays returns

The City of Tehachapi is once again encouraging residents to make the effort to buy at least one gift at a local independent retailer this holiday season. The annual "Buy 1" campaign aims to not only ask residents to shop local for their gift needs, but also to pay special attention to the independent retailers that grace our community.

With the success of the "Small Business Loyalty Program" back in March, the hope is that residents are more familiar with the local offerings after the overwhelming response to that program and will remember those businesses during the holiday season. The City of Tehachapi has several local independent retailers in both the Downtown and Tucker Road areas that provide unique items while other ideas for local purchases include restaurant gift cards, specialty service gift certificates and handcrafted items available from local artisans.

Shop locally this holiday season, but please think about making that one special purchase at a local independent retailer that will not only provide a unique item, but will also support the small businesses that are a vital part of our community.

City representatives to attend ICSC 2021

After back-to-back cancellations due to COVID-19, the Innovating Commerce, Serving Communities (ICSC) show returns Dec. 5. City of Tehachapi representatives will attend the conference to discuss retail opportunities in the City. Relationships built at this event in the past have led to the construction of Big 5, Home Depot, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Panda Express and Chipotle which is currently approved and engineering their site.

Tourism: Keep up with holiday events on app

From the annual tree lighting and live theater to Christmas markets at nearby wineries, stay up to date on the holiday events around Tehachapi with the Visit Tehachapi app available on Apple and Android Devices.

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