Why Shop Small
When you shop at locally owned, independent businesses more money is kept in the community because local businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. Buying locally helps grow other businesses as well as our region’s tax base. Non Profits Receive Greater Support.
Why Shop Local
It helps local businesses succeed and strengthens the area economy. It also provides sales tax revenue to the Town, which is needed to provide core services like police and fire protection and road and park maintenance.
Why It’s So Important to Shop Local
For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.
The Town relies heavily on sales tax to fund police, fire, snow removal, roadwork, parks maintenance and other services our community needs. Residents pay, on average, just $35 per year in property tax. That funds about 17 days of fire and police services. Funding for the rest of Town services for the rest of the year is from sales tax.
The Chamber provides leadership on issues important to business and takes collective action to advance sustainable economic growth and a better Douglas County for all who live, work and play in our city and region.