Keeping our tax dollars within our city limits is vital to the growth of Coffeyville, with population on the rise we need to continue to attract new businesses. Candi westbrook with the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce stresses to spend your money here now to attract the shops you really may really prefer later. Westbrook also believes the presence of new businesses and local competition is not always a bad thing. It can motivate some businesses that may have been complacent for a while thus further bettering our economy. She stresses in order to gain more of the shops you prefer, we need to sustain and treat our existing businesses well. She says we all have our favorite stores and shops in a different town or want to save a few bucks but if you can, keep your money in our town, and shop locally.