Top Reasons to - Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local !
Buy local – Support yourself – When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than chains and other nationally owned businesses, much more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses. Continuing to strengthen the economic base of our community.
Reduce environmental impact – Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or the city center as opposed to developing on the fringe which contributes less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.
Create more good jobs – Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally and in our community.
Get better service – Local businesses tend to hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
Invest in your community – Local businesses are primarily owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future.
Put your taxes to good use – Local businesses established here in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services.
Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy – A marketplace of many small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.