BUY LOCAL – THINK LOCAL – BE LOCAL
Buy local—support yourself and your community. Studies show that when you buy from a locally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local business and service providers.
Locally owned businesses help build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Locally owned businesses tend to support non-profit organizations in your community.
The sales tax you pay at locally owned businesses funds city services, and is invested in neighborhood improvements and community developments that benefit us all.
Small businesses create jobs, and often pay better wages and benefits than the large chains do.
Individual stores often offer more diverse products, geared to the special needs of the neighborhood.
Where we shop, where we eat and where we have fun—all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinct character of our neighborhood, city and region.
THINK LOCAL FIRST – BUY LOCAL WHEN YOU CAN.