10 Reasons to Support Local
1. You Keep Dollars in your Local Community
For every $100 you spend at a locally owned business, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend the same $100 at a national chain? $57 of those dollars go straight to corporate headquarters, which is typically out of state.
2. You embrace what makes your community unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S., so why would you want your community to look that way?
3. You Create Local Jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher paying jobs for our neighbors
4. You Help the Environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made.
5. You Nurture your Community
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes more than twice the rate of chains.
6. You conserve your Tax Dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance and more money to beautify the community. Also, spending locally, ensures your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong - right here!
7. You Create More Choice
We pick the products we sell based on what we know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider variety of unique products because we buy for our individual market! That means you!
8. You Benefit from our Expertise
You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. You Invest in Entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10. You make us a Destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!