Top Reasons To Buy Local, Eat Local, Be Local
Did you know that each dollar you spend at an independent business returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain, and almost 50 times more than buying from an on-line mega retailer?
According to the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), by choosing local, independent businesses for your services, shopping, dining and other needs, you are helping to: Build community, shape the character and personality of your community, get real value, enhance choices, increase wealth of local residents, create local job opportunities, and give back to your community.
You are also helping to lower your own taxes. More efficient land use, and more central locations mean local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue dollars per sale.
Local business owners are residents with roots in their communities, involved in key development decisions that shape local lives and the environment, thereby enhancing local democracy.
Most importantly, research shows that there is a strong correlation between the percentage of small, locally-owned firms, and various indicators of personal and community health and vitality.
About All Things Local:
We sell gifts and gift boxes of unique, local, one of a kind, American made products. We support small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, craftsmen, artisans, makers and producers within the united states. You can choose from our ready-made boxes, or create a custom box of your own. Some of our theme boxes are: Women's Spa, Men's Spa, Serenity Box, Detox Box, Love You a' Latte Box, Dog Box, Wine Box, Coffee Corner Box and many others... We have an online store, a brick and mortar store in Red Bank, NJ, and we ship across the United States.
- Anne Hamilton