Local businesses that cater to tourists are reporting an increase in sales after a slump, which started with increase violence across our border. At Basket and Pottery Alley, sales have increased about 20-percent. That as more tourists come back to shop in the Laredo area. The shop’s owner credits the hard work of the city, Chamber of Commerce, and Convention and Visitors Bureau for the resurgence in business. He’s now seen people from all over the country come in to make purchases.