GREAT REASONS TO SHOP LOCALLY
|KEEP YOUR MONEY LOCAL |
A recent study showed that for every $100 spent at local businesses, $68 will remain in the local economy.
GET BETTER SERVICE
Very often, you know the person behind the counter of a local business and they know you. They have a deep understanding of the products and services they have to offer and take the time to service their customers.
SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND NON-PROFITS
Non-profit organizations receive the majority of their financial support from local business owners. In fact, they receive an overage of 350% more support from local business owners than from non-locally owned businesses.
CREATE AND KEEP GOOD JOBS
Small businesses are the largest employer nationally and account for the majority of job growth as well. In addition, locally owned businesses are much less likely to fold camp and move their operations to another city or country.
PUT YOUR TAXES TO GOOD USE
Local businesses need comparatively less infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public utilities and services compared with nationally owned stores entering the community.
RECEIVE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
Small businesses can tailor their products and services to the needs of the local community and are not confined by national sales plans. They can offer unique products and services not always found at “box stores”.
INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Local businesses are owned by people who live here, work here and are invested in the community with much more than just their dollars