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What Are the Benefits of Businesses for the Local Economy?

by Alexis Writing, Demand Media

The benefits of businesses for the local economy are varied and numerous.

The benefits of businesses for the local economy are varied and numerous.

Local businesses have been a staple of economies all around the world ever since people first began trading for goods and services. With the increase of large corporations and chain stores, many local businesses have closed down or sold their assets and ceased operations. This is a problem on a number of levels, but economically, local businesses provide many advantages to the economy where they operate. Because of their advantages, it is important to patronize local businesses whenever possible to help preserve the local economy in your area.

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One major advantage of local businesses to the local economy is that they typically employ a wide variety of supporting services that must also be obtained locally. For example, if a local business needs to add to its facilities, it will hire a local contractor. Local businesses might also require the services of a tax preparer, cleaning service or other local businesses, which increases the amount of work for everyone in the local economy.

Locally Made Goods

Small businesses also typically offer more locally produced goods than large chain stores do. If you have a product that you want to sell, like produce, you may find a local farmers’ market that will allow you to sell it. A chain store might purchase all of its strawberries from California or Florida, while you can sell yours right near your home. Because of this, individuals in the local economy are able to sell their goods and services at a local business, which benefits everyone in that area.

Keeping Money in the Area

Another advantage of local businesses is that more of the money spent at a local business stays in the local area. A study done in 2003 in Austin, Texas, by the American Independence Business Alliance found that out of every $100 spent at a nationwide chain store, only about $13 stayed in the local economy. However, out of every $100 spent at a locally owned and operated business, about $45 stayed in the local economy. This provides a huge boost to other local businesses, workers and families in the local area.

November 29, 2014 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are here. Shop small and Save big!!

Just because we are a small business, doesn’t mean we can’t compete with the corporate giants in deals.  There are so many great deals to be had in our store of almost 100 years and many others like us around our community and country. Don’t forget about the businesses and families that built this country.  If you spend money in a small business, that same money stays in the community and is spent within the community.

The deals don’t end tonight. Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday.  Come out and Shop Local, Shop Small.  Register your American Express at and get $10 off a $10 or more purchase at up to 3 local businesses.  Our Black Friday Specials still apply and we created a bunch of unadvertised in store deals. Shop Local, Shop Small. Discounts throughout the entire store.  We hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Also, we would like to officially announce our new website is ready to go!!  We have over 12,000 of in store items ready for you to peruse and compare.  Our prices are not fully reflected yet, but we will be working on this as time moves forward.  We would like to invite you to shop online and have the ability to pick up your order in store, from home or the jobsite!!!

November 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

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