The Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation (FSEDC), in partnership with the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce, presents the Be Like Pete: Keep It Local campaign to remind everyone about the wide selection of products and services that are available right here in Fort Stockton, and about the impact shopping local has on our community.

Paisano Pete supports our economy by shopping at local stores. Be like Pete. Keep It Local.

You might not realize it, but every time you dine out at your favorite local restaurants, buy from local gift and retail shops, or update your wardrobe from small boutiques, you are making a difference.

According to a national study, an average of two-thirds of every dollar spent at small businesses stays in the local community, and every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as a result of employee spending and businesses purchasing local goods and services. Spending locally strengthens the economy overall, from keeping jobs, to encouraging entrepreneurship.

All promotional materials for the Be Like Pete: Keep It Local campaign are provided free of charge to participating businesses. The FSEDC and Chamber encourage participants to share materials and promote the campaign through in-store displays and social media posts. Businesses wishing to participate can contact the FSEDC or the Chamber of Commerce at (432) 336-2264 or email The campaign is set to kick off November 19.