Save the stress, shop local insteadPublished 6:01pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012
There are many benefits to shopping local, first you can find a parking space without driving around and around in circles. Seriously though, money spent at our local business supports our local economy and keeps our communities thriving.
Where we live, shop and play is the very foundation of our community. When you spend money at the local bakery or dress shop a lot of that money is used to purchase from other local businesses and so on and so on. Shopping local creates a domino effect that helps to support our community. Studies have also shown for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $45 dollars stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city’s tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.
Make a commitment to shop local on a regular basis. It’s good for you, your neighbor and your community. If your neighbor sells it, buy it.
This holiday weekend of shopping frenzy, do yourself a favor; skip the crowds and the long lines and shop local.