1. Buy local – support yourself.

Several studies have shown that when you buy local, significantly more of your money stays in your community to strengthen the economic base of the community.


2. Keep our community unique

 Where we shop, where we eat and where we have fun — all this makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses and tourist attractions are an integral part of the distinctive character of our community.


3. Reduce environmental impact

By shopping locally, you help reduce urban sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.


4. Create more good jobs

By shopping local, you create local jobs. This means residents do not need to commute to work in other cities.


5. Support local services and lower our taxes

The money you spend here, stays here! In fact, local sales tax makes up nearly 40% of the city’s General Fund revenues. That’s money used to pay for police, fire-medical, street maintenance and our local parks!


6. Get better service

 Local businesses hire local people who have a better understanding of the community wants and needs.


7.  Invest in community

Local businesses are owned or managed by people who live in this community, and are less likely to leave. Local businesses are more invested in the community’s future.