For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.
2. It fosters what makes us unique.
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?
3. It creates local jobs.
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our
4. It helps the environment.
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because our neighbors stand behind them.
5. It nurtures our community.
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
6. It conserves tax dollars.
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong—right here in your community!
7. It creates more choice
. Local businesses pick the items to sell based on what you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products becausewe buy for our own individual market.
8. It takes advantage of local expertise.
You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in
knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. It invests in entrepreneurship.
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10. It makes us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we
attract tourists, shoppers and others who want to visit Lafayette. This benefits everyone!