August 28, 2010

Why Shop Local?

- Local businesses produce more income, jobs, and tax receipts for local communities than big box stores do.

- Local businesses are more likely to utilize local ads, banks and other services.

- Local businesses donate more money to non-profits and are more accountable to their local communities.

- Supporting local businesses preserves the economic diversity of our communities and the unique character of our neighborhoods.

- Supporting local businesses is good for the environment because it cuts down on fuel consumption. Buying locally produced goods reduces the need to ship good from thousands of miles away and also cuts down on the distances shoppers travel.

And although we realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally, just think local first!

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