Building Back Better
Smaller, local businesses give back to the community not only in terms of tax dollars but also in providing support to community groups. Research shows that for every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. Non-local purchases keep, at most, 15¢ in the local community.
If we’re really serious about #buildingbackbetter post COVID-19 to ensure stronger and healthier communities, we all need to think more, and get better about, buying and investing locally. Here's a great example of how one community is creating an opportunity to show what they can do by putting their money where they live, work, and play.