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July 26, 2011 > Back to School Shopping

Back to School Shopping

Make a Difference in Fremont!

Submitted By Fremont Economic Development

Students and their parents are now beginning to think about swapping summer shorts and beach sandals for school supplies and classroom attire as they prepare for the new school year. Back to School shopping in Fremont helps our city in so many ways! Buying from local merchants strengthens the City's economy by supporting your friends and neighbors who, in turn, use local services.

Important buying decisions are based on your preferences since these business owners have a vested interest in Fremont where they also live, work and play. These are the people and businesses that care about local organizations which provide benefits to our community by supporting our schools and participating in many nonprofit and supportive organizations.

Money spent locally stays local. Fremont businesses use local services for their business needs, such as produce purchases, banking, and advertising. Local ownership means that important buying decisions are based on your tastes and interests. These business owners have a vested interest in Fremont, their own community where they live, work, pay taxes and care deeply about the well being of the community. They demonstrate this commitment not only in their businesses but through contributions to nonprofit organizations and schools. Many participate financially and volunteer in local service organizations as well.

Locally owned businesses, retail stores, and restaurants help to make our city unique and by supporting these businesses, you help to sustain a vibrant community. Shopping locally also reduces energy consumption and cost... it's good for the environment! Why drive long distances when many items you need can be found right here in Fremont?

This message is especially important during the "Back to School" season, the second busiest shopping time of the year. Retail and specialty stores are conveniently located throughout the city, where important items such as books, supplies and apparel for the entire family can be easily found. Did you know that in addition to our larger national chain retailers, Fremont has over 40 clothing and shoe stores and close to 20 computer and office supplies stores?

Just visit one of your local shopping centers or business districts - Centerville, Downtown, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles and Warm Springs - and you'll not only save time, but money as well. Many local retailers and restaurants offer discounts available online at So before you shop, be sure to download coupons from your favorite local businesses!

Remember, as you get your family ready for going back to school, shopping locally preserves the character and vitality of your community, strengthens the local economy and makes Fremont a better place to live.

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