1. When You Buy Local, It Stays Local. More jobs will be created in your town, the community will prosper, and people will be more connected than ever to their own town. Your money helps businesses local to you, as well as your neighbors.
2. Helping Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
3.Put Your Taxes to Good Use. Local businesses in city and town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investments, add more to our tax base and make more efficient use of public services.
But why is this so important?
I don’t think anyone can explain this as well as the TIMES does. In 2009 they talk about the impact of keeping local money local. “At the most basic level, when you buy local more money stays in the community. The New Economics Foundation, an independent economic think tank based in London, compared what happens when people buy produce at a supermarket vs. a local farmer’s market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program and found that twice the money stayed in the community when folks bought locally. “That means those purchases are twice as efficient in terms of keeping the local economy alive,” says author and NEF researcher David Boyle. (See the top 10 food trends of 2008.)” http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1903632,00.html
Reading that section might have made you think “so your telling me buying local means the money is like double?! Wow!”
Now you might ask yourself how do you start buying more local?
One of our favorite companies that assist the community in buying local is Local First Arizona.
If you are looking for Plumbers, decorators, or even insurance help it all can be found on Local First Arizona. We are proud to be apart of Local First Arizona because we believe in keeping the money in the community.
Feel free to contact us for any recommendations of local businesses we have worked with.