The Corvallis Independent Business Alliance and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition kick-offs an ongoing Buy Local First campaign this Saturday. The movement is geared
toward considering local businesses when making purchases. Money spent
in a locally owned business generates more economic benefits, measured
in income, wealth, jobs and tax revenue than when spent at a globally
Why Buy Local First?
- Prosperity: Of every $100 spent at a locally owned
business, $45 goes back into the local economy. Only $13 of every $100
spent at a chain store stays in the community.
- Stability: Local ownership minimizes the chance that a company or business will pull up stakes and move to another town.
- Flexibility: Local business owners are generally
more available to their customers and more interested in developing
personal relationships, value feedback and accommodate customers’
- Diversity: Local businesses help a community retain its unique character.
- Sustainability: Spending money at a locally owned
business decreases transportation costs, reduces the use of underpaid
labor and rewards those who are not outsourcing jobs.
The first event for this Buy Local First Day campaign is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.
Residents are encouraged to visit locally owned businesses for special
treats, sales or discounts. Buy Local First Day also kicks off a contest
seeking out 'Buy Local Heroes'.
Participants in the contest can turn in receipts for money spent, from
December 3rd – 17th for a chance to
win fabulous prizes.
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