Keep Dollars in the Local Economy.
Public Benefits and Costs.
Local Character and Prosperity.
Locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. When a local business grows it tends to work with other local businesses including accountants, marketing and legal professionals, web designers and in our case, delivery specialists. When a national business grows it tends to hire huge firms located outside of San Diego. In fact, as large companies grow they tend to move jobs out of our local community to states with lower wages and less benefits.
Source: The information above comes from Time Magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a national non-profit organization working to strengthen independent businesses and local economies, and is printed here with permission.
A multitude of independent businesses selecting products based on the needs of their local customers and not on a national sales plan guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
Local independents help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers that are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
Local businesses tend to make a much larger impact on an areas tax base which provides more revenue to build cool stuff like schools, libraries and parks.
Entrepreneurship fuels Americas economic innovation and prosperity and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. Economic reports tell us that 80 percent of the total job growth since the Great Recession ended have been created by small business and most if not all of those small businesses are locally owned and operated.
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and who will feel the impact of those decisions.
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining strong economic ties, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and typically provide better wages and benefits than do national companies. Local ownership understands the cost of living and economic realities of raising families in San Diego.