Think Local First
Independent businesses invest up to 3x more back into our local economy, hire more local people, and have been a powerful pathway to the middle class. Places with more local businesses have less income inequality, stronger social ties, and more character!
Keep Thinking Local First after the holidays to help invest in a future that works for all of us!
Look for Window Decals
Not sure how to tell a locally owned business apart from the rest? Look for these window decals in storefronts to let you know, or ask about the shop’s story inside!
Find just what you’re looking for.
Peruse locally owned businesses by categories like Recreation, Beer Wine & Spirits, and Florists & Nurseries.
1. A thriving local economy
Local retailers hire local people and source more goods locally. They invest up to 3x more into our local community and hire more people per dollar of revenue. Independent businesses also help give our community it’s distinct personality. One of a kind businesses means one of a kind community. When you shop local, you help keep our character alive.
2. You Benefit From Local Expertise
Local businesses select products based on the needs of local customers, not on a national sales plan. At a local store, you’re 3x more likely to discover something new.
2. Invest in our future
Starting a small business has long been a pathway to the middle class. By supporting local entrepreneurs, you invest in a future that works for all of us. Places with more small businesses have less income inequality.
4. Gain Better Public Services
More local businesses mean a stronger tax base. This means better public services like schools, transportation, and emergency responders. Local businesses also donate 2x more per sales dollar to local events, teams, and charities!
5. Reduce Impacts On Our Environment
Locally owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation and set up shop in town or city centers which mean less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution. And many more here...