For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. When $100 is spent with a national chain business, only $43 is returned back into your local community. When you shop online NOTHING is returned back to your community. Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions.
Shopping in a local business means less infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify your community. The more interesting and unique your community is, the more it will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone! Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community! Nurturing local business ensures a strong community. You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do. Why not take advantage of it?