It is important now more than ever to shift your dollars and support our locally owned businesses. Here’s why!
1. Keep more dollars in the local economy.
For every $100 spent in a local store, $68 will stay in the community. But, spend $100 at a chain store and only $43 stays in the community.
2. Help local causes.
Studies have shown that local businesses provide 350% more support to community causes than national chains.
3. Invest in the community.
Local businesses are owned by people who live here, work here, and are more invested in our future.
4. Invest in entrepreneurship.
Local entrepreneurs work hard to grow their businesses. As they expand, they create more wealth for the local economy.
5. Put your taxes to good use.
Shopping in old Town requires less public infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested right here in Alexandria.
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