Why Shop Local

  • Jobs
    • Local businesses are the primary creator of jobs within your community.
  • Strengthen Local Economy
    • When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. Study’s report that local retailers return more than three times as much money to the local economy than large chain operators.
    • Many local businesses often rely on other local businesses for the goods & services the utilize. (Content Source: http://www.amiba.net/resources/multiplier-effect)
  • Investments
    • Local businesses are major investors in local community & social programs.
    • A majority of local non-profit organizations and support groups receive their funding from local businesses and residents.
  • Customer Experience
    • When you personally know the people behind the business where you’re buying local products and services, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have.
    • Having the owner nearby also means that owner personally knows his customers. He knows the products you buy or the services you request on a regular basis and can tailor services to make your experience even better.
    • When you shop local, the business owner is usually directly connected to every employee in the store. That leads to a personal approach that often means problems are treated with priority.
  • Preserve the Community
    • The combined presence of your town’s many local businesses makes it different from every other town/city in the world.
    • By supporting your local businesses, you help contribute to uniqueness that defines your community.