/ Modified nov 1, 2012 5:08 p.m.

Signs of the Times: No Extra Cash

Most politicians buy their signs from out-of-town businesses

"Political Sign Season" in southern Arizona and its impact on local sign companies. (VIDEO: AZPM)

This election cycle is full of political signs for dozens of candidates and propositions, but it's little or no economic boost for local sign companies, their owners say.

Tucson-based sign company personnel report that a majority of political signs is purchased from companies in other cities or on the Internet.

The merchants say the local economy would receive a boost if more candidates decided to work with companies in southern Arizona.

Business owners in Tucson say they can provide a solid marketing program that will draw from experience and knowledge of the local community, tools that aren't as readily available to companies based elsewhere.

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