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.
Local business owners invest in our community and its future.
Local businesses are closer to customers & form personal bonds with customers.
Local business guarantees a much broader range of products and choices.
Shop locally is energy efficient and owners make more local purchases.
Public benefits > costs
Comparatively little infrastructure investment, efficient use of public services
Entrepreneurs prefer to settle in communities with distinctive characters.
Nonprofits receive ~350% more support from local businesses.