§ Spend $100 at a local business and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
§ Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
§ More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
§ Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
§ Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
§ Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
§ Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
§ More independents mean more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.