Consider the benefits of shopping local
When you shop local, it maintains our schools, paves our roads, employs our friends and neighbors and makes Cache Valley a wonderful, diverse, and interesting place to live.
Keep more money in our community
Create more jobs
For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 dollars stays in the community
For every $100 spent at a chain store, $43 dollars stays in the community
For every $100 spent online, $0 to very little stays in the community
A Stronger Economy
Shopping local pays for services
Parks, police, schools, roads, water, etc. When you shop local, you benefit from the services your tax dollars provide.
Shopping local creates jobs
Small businesses account for 65% of all net new jobs over the past 17 years.
They are your neighbors and friends. Scout leaders, volunteer firemen, and little league coaches. They rescue animals and help feed the less fortunate. These are some of the people who make our community a wonderful place to live.
Shopping local gives back
Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.
Saved a few bucks shopping online?
But what is it really costing you?
Amazon’s effect on our economy
- Putting local businesses, out of business. Leaving large vacant buildings in our community to deteriorate
- Displaces jobs
- Drives down wages (median compensation in 2018 was $28,836)
- Manipulates shopper’s search results by promoting businesses willing to play by Amazon’s rules
What can you do?
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