I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “BUY LOCAL,” let’s examine why this is important.
As a sector of the economy, small businesses are an undying economic engine for their communities. Local retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales then their chain and big-box counterparts. Independent restaurants return more than twice as much as their chain counterparts.
According to American Express Consumer Pulse Study, 93 percent of Americans believe its important to support the small businesses they value in their community. 73 percent of Americans consciously shop at small businesses in their communities because they don’t want them to go away. 89 percent of Americans are aware of the important economic role small businesses play in their local communities through taxes and jobs.
We will continue to say, “BUY LOCAL” and will be sharing more why this important.