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We hope to encourage our local residents to look Local First, by making it easier and preferable to recycle our money within our LOCAL community

why local, first?

When small businesses thrive, they can hire more people from our community.

Because they’re owned by people in the community, these businesses more invested in the future prosperity of the community. Only about 33.6% of the revenue from national chains is reinvested into the community, whereas there is an approximately 64.8% return from local businesses. 

Local independent businesses cater to their local communities. They are able to focus on the needs of their consumers and tailor their services accordingly. They don’t have to answer to large stockholders or corporate partners, so they often have more flexibility in how they operate and the type of service they offer. Getting  in contact with a director is way more possible than with a a National Company. 

Creating a large marketplace of successful small businesses is the best way to support innovation and low prices over the long-term.  When small businesses prosper, they have the freedom to offer products based on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, rather than products dictated by the large retailers. This allows for a broader range of product choices, more creativity, and less expensive goods

 Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, which helps support the local economy as a whole.