Culled from this great article by Institute for Local Self-Reliance, https://ilsr.org/why-care-about-independent-locally-owned-businesses/, these are a few compelling answers to why shopping local independent businesses is better for the health and welfare of your own community.
- LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES ARE LINKED TO HIGHER INCOMES AND LESS INEQUALITY
- LOCAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUELS DISPROPORTIONATE JOB CREATION
- INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES GENERATE MORE TAX REVENUE AT LOWER COST TO THE PUBLIC
- LOCAL BUSINESSES FOSTER COMMUNITY COHESION AND WELL-BEING
- COMMUNITY-SCALED BUSINESSES REDUCE POLLUTION AND IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY