Small towns Big on creativity to lure Christmas Cash

As the Christmas shopping season begins, Iowa small towns get creative to compete

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) - The holiday economic forecast for Iowa includes some concerns about agriculture. A glut of grain and lower prices could mean some shoppers spend less this Christmas.

While larger Iowa cities may not feel the pinch, some smaller communities could struggle at the very time of year merchants are counting on some extra Christmas cash. Main streets like Mount Vernon's are among those trying to get creative, in this case with Shop Small Saturday on November 25th.

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