Updated: May 19, 2020
Supporting local economies is all about preserving the future. By shopping local, you are directly investing and helping your community thrive and grow.
Local businesses are owned and operated by people who live in the community. More money recirculates within the community when purchases are made at a locally owned business.
In order for communities to thrive, cohesion and small local economies are essential to ensuring continued growth and prosperity.
Small local businesses more often hire people who live in the community who have a better understanding of the products they are selling and take the opportunity to get to know their customers.
- By choosing locally owned businesses, we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
- Local foods and products require less packaging and travel lesser distances.
- Large scale produced foods often require pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones, all of which studies show can be harmful to both humans and the environment.