We get this question quite frequently: Why is it important to shop local? There are so many reasons why supporting local businesses is so crucial, but Scott's Marketplace does a great job of picking out the top four big benefits, displayed nicely in these graphics!
The main point here is that by supporting local business, you are having a direct impact on your local community and local economy. You have the power to invest in your community; you have the power to create jobs for your neighbors; you have the power to make your home unique and thriving.
Scott's Marketplace points out that if the people of an average American city were to shift 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would bring an additional $235 million per year to the community’s economy. That's a huge impact, and it all starts with you.
To help make your 10% shift, keep an eye out for the grand opening of Scott's Marketplace, an Arizona-based online marketplace for exclusively local and independent businesses! If you're an independent business and interested in vending through Scott's Marketplace, join their launch list-the first 500 businesses to join will receive a free account! If you're an interested local shopper, follow Scott's Marketplace on Facebook for the latest updates.