Why Shop Local

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A Stronger Local Economy

Studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

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Environmental Impact

Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers.

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3
Community Support

Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

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4
Unique Communities

Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.

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5
More Jobs Creation

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.

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Better Service

Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

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Community Investment

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.

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Put Taxes to Good Use

Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services.

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Invest in the Future

Entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and character.

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Healthy Competition

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

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