About Shop Local
Shopping locally pumps more money right into our local economy. Studies show that for every $100 that you spend locally, $48 stays in our community, as compared to just $13 when you shop at a big box or chain store
Add in the economic impact of the people who are employed by local stores, the money made by suppliers who sell to local stores, and the business taxes local merchants pay and you can see that shopping locally packs a big punch.
When you shop locally, you get more diversity, variety and choice. Independent store owners call their own shots, and have the freedom to choose original products and unique merchandise that may not be available in big box stores or chains. As a result, you get more options for yourself, your home and your life. And because local merchants build their business on repeat customers, you know they want you back. So you can be certain their commitment to quality and service is a top priority.
Shopping locally means doing business with people who live and work where we do, and that means they’re as committed to our community as you are. Local businesses support and encourage marketplace competition, which creates more jobs and a better standard of living for people living in your community. They want vibrant city and town centres, safe streets and healthier environments, and they’re investing their tax dollars in making it happen.
And one last thing…what would our community be without those distinct, one of kind businesses that add flare and character to your neighborhood?