October 6, 2013
The government shutdown despite today is Sunday, continues to place strain on local economies. If you call your local government agencies you are likely to hear the message due to funding this office is closed until further notice. The localness of the shutdown is not a D.C. concern but a larger national issue. Local Federal Agencies are closed including, parks, museums and historical monuments. If your city is fortunate to have a Federal hallmark there local economy and tourism is effected until further notice.
“Any of the 400 national parks and museums managed by the National Park Service such as Yosemite, the Smithsonian, and the Statue of Liberty, you’re out of luck as you’ll likely be turned away. Want to check if your destination is affected? Visit http://www.nps.gov/index.htm,” noted in “How the US government shutdown will impact your travel plans” in YDR.
The local economy of jobs, business development, services, tourism and Federal workers at home is not wise for the economy. Consider, Tax extensions are due on October 15. To date, “regular filing deadlines will remain in effect during the shutdown. So anyone who requested an extension on their taxes last spring should still file their returns by October 15,” reports Fox News 59.
Last, the local economy is fed by the Federal and state. The state is fed by the Federal. This cycle if the shutdown continues will have state-to-local-effect that pulls on the economy.