Buy Local


10 Reasons to Shift Your Spending to Locally Owned Businesses

When consumers choose to support locally owned businesses, 68% of those dollars spent stay within our community as opposed to only 14% when choosing to buy from non-local retailers and businesses.

This influx of revenue is essential for local business growth, strong schools, safer streets and an overall increased quality of life. By spending more money locally, citizens and visitors alike are contributing to the positive growth of the Triad, and TLF is working to turn local economic prosperity into a way of life.

Money stays in the Triad

Locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms.

Local new jobs

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.

One of a kind

Unique businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character.

Community Investment

Local business owners invest in our community and its future.

It's personal

Local businesses are closer to customers & form personal bonds with customers.

More choices

Local business guarantees a much broader range of products and choices.

Environmental impact

Shop locally is energy efficient and owners make more local purchases.

Public benefits > costs

Comparatively little infrastructure investment, efficient use of public services

Encourage investment

Entrepreneurs prefer to settle in communities with distinctive characters.

Nonprofit support

Nonprofits receive ~350% more support from local businesses.