Buy Local grow local-Buy from local Businesses, grow your local communities
Buy Local grow local works to build vital local economies based on independent, locally-owned businesses and help local entrepreneurs compete successfully against chains, online competitors and others. We unite locally-owned independent businesses, citizens and community organizations to achieve this goal.
Typically we accomplish these goals through initiatives within these realms:
Public education about the greater overall value local independent businesses often can provide (even when they’re not the cheapest) as well as the vital economic, social and cultural role local businesses play in the community.
Facilitating cooperative promotion, advertising, purchasing, sharing of skills and resources and other activities to help local businesses gain economies of scale and compete more effectively.
Creating a strong and uncompromised voice to speak for local businesses in the local government and media while engaging citizens in guiding the future of their community through democratic action.
Enhancing opportunities for local investment, banking and access to capital for local entrepreneurs.