Five Reasons to Shop in Lacombe and Support Local BusinessesByron Henderson
It’s not always possible to buy what you need locally but when it is, you are making an investment to keep your community vibrant and unique.
Five Reasons to Shop in Lacombe and Support Local Businesses
1. Your Money Stays in the Community
The number one reason to shop local is that your money stays in the community, and helps build a more vibrant city. In a study conducted by Civic Economics it was estimated that of $100 spent at a local business 68% of the money stays in the community compared to 43% when spent at a non-locally owned business.
2. Your Money Supports Local Charities & Community Groups
Non-profit organizations receive on average 250% more support from local business owners than they do from non-local large corporations.
3. You Support Local Jobs
Local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community they provide the most jobs to residents.
4. You Keep Our Community Unique
Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit. The unique character of your local community is defined in large part by the residents and businesses that reside there, and that plays a big factor in your overall satisfaction with where you live.
5. Local Business Owners Invest In The Community
Local commercial businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s welfare and future.