These are the benefits and importance of shopping local:
Local businesses pay taxes which:
-Preserves the local economy
-Prevents city blight (empty storefronts)
-Supports local jobs who in turn hire other local businesses
(accountants, marketing, IT services, snow removal, heating/maintenance, etc.)
The list is far reaching and creates a domino effect when one business goes under.
-Funds public school system
-Funds infrastructure such as road maintenance, sidewalks, sewers, etc.
-Funds the local police department which provide public safety
-Funds firefighters and rescue equipment
-Funds the maintenance of the park systems
-Funds city maintenance
-Provides you with unique products and the personalized customer service that you deserve!