Job Creation: Shops in our city create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
Sustainability: Travel to local business uses less fuel and helps to reduce our global footprint.
Local Investment: Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
Competition: A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices.
Local Economy: By supporting local business, you support the fabric of your community and simultaneously create more jobs, fund more City services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.