Local businesses are forged with the community. Most are established by hard work and love. When you shop at local businesses, you’re spending your money on more than just the item you are buying. You’re adding a building block to your neighborhood. When you purchase these local businesses use the money to create a lot of economic activity in the community like buying from local suppliers who are also local business owners. They will also pay taxes to the city which builds and maintains the infrastructure we all rely on. Local businesses also employ local workers.
Supporting local businesses is also supporting your local community. Many has talked about what businesses can do to stay open but what they really need is for you to continue to support them and help them to remain open. We all can do that as a consumer by supporting local businesses. You can do little things like going to your favorite restaurant and dine in ort take-out. You can also go to your favorite retail shop during the hours that it’s open and if you do not feel totally comfortable being out and about, buy a gift card and give it to someone you care. Local businesses make a big impact towards a happier, connected and healthy community.