Why Think Local?

 The Local Economic Multiplier!

Multiplier Effect

And the food miles ...

What’s Spent Here, Stays Here

Locally owned businesses spend their profits locally, purchase more goods from local suppliers, and employ their own office and support staff.

Get More for Your Money

When more money gets re-circulated in the community, general prosperity as well as tax revenues increase, creating a more vibrant and sustainable economy.

Local Businesses Offer Unique Character

A wide variety of locally owned businesses contributes to a stronger local identity and cultural diversity, creating an attractive place to live and visit.


Strengthening our locally owned business community promotes authentic and meaningful relationships between employees, business owners, customers, suppliers, and neighbors. Business owners, who live in town, take better care of the environment, participate in public life, and donate generously to local charities.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, here’s a case study.

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