When you choose to support local and independent businesses, everybody wins.
Every day, we help local businesses plan for growth and offer solutions that serve their needs, no matter how big or small. We know firsthand how vital local businesses are to the success and growth of their communities, and Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo demonstrates how:
- Local Economy – Local businesses keep dollars in our community. For every $100 spent locally, $68 stays in our community.
- Nurture Community – Local business owners are committed to investing in the future of our community and contribute to local charitable organizations.
- Local Owner Expertise – Local business owners possess expertise & passion for the products they sell and a greater interest in getting to know their customers – who are, after all, their neighbors.
- Preserve Entrepreneurship – The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life inspiration to our young people, proving that they can stay in Michigan and prosper.
So as we rev up our holiday shopping and dining in the days to come, let’s shift our shopping (at least some of it) to strengthen local businesses this holiday season and all year long!
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