Why Shopping Local Matters

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December 15, 2015
As you navigated the holiday season this year, how often did you hear how it important it is to shop local? Sure we know what “shop local” means  but when it comes right down to it,why is it so important?  Shopping local means you support the businesses and shop owners that support your town, little league teams, churches and non-profit groups.

These are your neighbors and friends who genuinely care about the well-being of the community because it is their community too. When you shop in your town you support the local economy, job market and even help to increase property values. 

Here are some shop local statistics that will make you feel good about putting your money where your home is:
  • For every $100 spent, $68 is reinvested in the community when you shop local versus $43 at a big box chain store and virtually nothing when you shop online.
  • Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from small business owners than they do from large businesses.
  • Property values are higher in towns with a vibrant local shopping district.

In addition to the above benefits, you can expect personalized service, unique product offerings and  good vibes knowing  YOU are making a difference in your town.  Whether it is a one of a kind jewelry piece, custom Ridgefield items, a pretty shawl, flower arrangement or special toy item, you can find it all in Ridgefield!!
 

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