Why Do We All Need To Shop Local?

Shop smarl. Shop local.Why Do We All Need To Shop Local?…

1.  You will keep dollars in our local economy. For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community. Shop online and $0.00 stays in the community. Online shopping may save a couple bucks but it can do big damage to the local economy.

2. You create local jobs. Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

3. You help the environment. Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe, because we stand behind them.

4. You nurture community. We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. Chains tend to support national organizations.

5. You conserve your tax dollars. Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong – right here in our community.

6. You create more choice. Merchants pick the items they sell based on what they know you’ll like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own individual market.

7. You take advantage of our expertise. You are our neighbors and friends, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?

8. You invest in entrepreneurship. Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.

9. You made us a destination. The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors, and guests. This benefits everyone!

10. You embrace what makes us unique. You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S., so why would you want your community to look that way?

Baums is a proud member of the 3/50 project. Visit their website, the350project.net, and find other useful information about shopping locally and the huge impact it has on where we live! We’re all in this together so help spread the word!

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