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.