Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off his “Shop Maryland for the Holidays” tour in Bethesda Wednesday, encouraging Marylanders to get offline and get into local stores, Bethesda Patch reported.
Franchot said in a statement that he hopes his tour will help boost the local economy, by helping those employed by the retail sector.
“There is something to be said for the personal interactions with other shoppers and store employees at the holidays. It’s warm and inviting, unlike a cold, unfeeling computer,” Franchot said in a statement.
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