Why shop local?
When communities purchase goods and services from locally owned and operated businesses you strengthen the local economy.
Here are a few reasons to shop locally.
Create Jobs and Opportunities
Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
Strengthen Our Local Economy
Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on.
Local Business Owners Give Back to Our Community
Beyond actual dollars being kept within our local community - which is significantly higher when dollars are spent at a local business vs. corporate one - small business owners are also more likely to "do good" for your community, as well. Small businesses deliver community character and economic advantages to the town they are positioned in, but also strengthen partnerships among neighbors, residents, other small business owners, community leaders, and even schools by offering social and economic relationships. Many also support local causes, creating even more good within a community.
Check out the drop-down tab under "Shop Local" to find out more.