Shopping Locally Keeps Your Home Town Alive
The fate of your hometown is quite literally in your hands, or wallets. Researchers are taking a closer look at how money flows in and out of a town. Each time you buy within your community, you help strengthen its economic base. Studies show more of this money will continue to flow to other locally-owned businesses.
When you buy your produce at the Farmers Market instead of a chain supermarket, your money stays in the community. That helps support local agriculture and makes your purchases twice as valuable to your local economy.
Small businesses are known for providing better, more personal service. It’s a wonderful feeling to be greeted by friendly, familiar faces you know appreciate your business. Many local retailers even offer perks and rewards such as gift cards that can be used in their stores as a way of keeping money in town. During the holidays, these gift cards are the perfect way to say ‘thank you’ to teachers, mail carriers, or other local service providers.
Impact of Buying Locally
When businesses can thrive in your town, it encourages more start-ups. With the emergence of more businesses comes growth in the job market and an increase in tax revenue for your area.
The heart of the local merchant is to bring you quality goods and lifestyle items. They are there to assist customers while giving back to the community. Shop local, support your hometown and help it continue to thrive for the generations to come.