Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers.
Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services.
Entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and character.
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.