Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ten Reasons to Buy Local

The locavores are here to stay as the movement continues to gain ground. In fact, $73 of every $100 goes back to the community when you Buy Local. Check out the top 10 reasons to buy local in your community:
  1. More money re-circulates in the community and grows the tax base.
  2. Helps area non-profits, as local business owners donate more to local charities than non-local owners.
  3. Encourages 'uniqueness' and character.
  4. Reduces environmental impact.
  5. Creates new jobs (small local businesses are the largest employers nationally).
  6. Better customer service at the local level.
  7. Local owners reinvest locally.
  8. Public benefits outweigh public costs, as relatively little infrastructure is needed to run a small business rather than a giant chain.
  9. Competition leads to diversity: A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
  10. Gives consumers more influence.
Source: PSFK

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