Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally.
Small businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise and they invest in their employees for better customer service.
When you shop locally owned, independent businesses, more money is kept in the community. Buying locally helps grow other local businesses as well as our regional tax base.
Local business are owned by people who live in the community and are more invested in the communities future.
Local businesses make more local purchases which leads to less resource depletion and polution.