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Why Buy Locally Owned? Reason 1:
Buy Local -- Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.(Click here to see summaries of a variety of economic impact studies; these include case studies showing that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.)
I know for many of us, buying locally made products and services actually increases the costs of those goods! But look at the benefits! Its like supporting your community and getting goods and services you need all at once!
stay tuned for the next 9 reasons!
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