In today’s increasingly digital world, it is more important than ever to get out and shop in your local communities. It is so easy to get lost on our screens now a day. If fact, the Internet has become such a large part of so many of our lives, we often find it easy to shop online as well. This is not always the best choice we can make for our local businesses, which drives our local economy; in return, it supplies many of our local job opportunities.
Shopping locally is one of the best ways you can invest and grow your hometown economy. It’s estimated that approximately 70% of the money spent locally is then returned to the local market. Money is kept in your local community because many locally owned businesses purchase from local companies, businesses, and farms within the community. When you buy local, you are not only helping that individual business but many others in your local community as well.
When you choose to shop in your hometown, you are stimulating your local economy and shaping the unique make-up and personality of your home community.