Shop Locally

Why Shop Locally?:

This site will teach you to shop locally so that the local Gainesville economy can be stimiluated.Be aware of the impact of your dollars. A locally owned independent business returns approximately 80% of each dollar spent back to the community(Corvallis Independent Business Alliance). Local, independent businesses assist the community through a “multiplier effect”: one dollar spent at a locally owned business will return five times that amount within the community through city taxes, employees’ wages, and purchase of materials and supplies at other independent businesses. In addition, these businesses will turn that dollar back into the community through school funding, social services, and contributions to local non-profit organizations. Chains and franchises contribute roughly 40% and at times as little as 20% of the store’s sales back into the community (CIBA). Locally owned independent businesses do not receive the same benefits as the chain-store does, and thus contribute a far greater proportion of revenues to local taxes.