Buy Local

Why Buy Local?

  • What’s Spent Local Stays Local

    Your dollars spent in locally owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest ins neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

  • Building Community

    Local businesses build strong relationships within the community, linking neighbors, and buying from other local sources. Local non-profit organizations receive 250% more support from local business than national companies.

  • Jobs and Wages

    Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and provide better wages and job security than chain stores.

  • Competition makes Cents

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

  • Get Better Service

    Locally owned businesses typically hire people with a better understanding of the products they sell and get to know their customers better.