Why Shop Local?
There are many reasons to shop locally, but we think that you’ll agree that they all lead to one goal – keeping your local business, community and environment healthy, prosperous and vibrant. Here are great reasons to ‘keep your money where your heart is’ in our Town of Tecumseh!
Put Your Taxes To Good Use
Local business anchors the neighbourhood infrastructure and supports the town and county tax base. This adds value to the neighbourhood by increasing its income.
Buy Local – Support Yourself
Local business strengthens the economic base of every community. A good d4eal of the dollars spent with local businesses is used to make purchases form other local entities – creating a domino affect that can preserve a neighbourhood even in an economic slowdown.
Invest in Your Community
Most local business owners live in the community they serve; this lessens the possibility of moving and increases their assets in the future of the community.
Create More Good Jobs
Local businesses provide jobs for residents and are one the largest employers nationwide.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Locally owned businesses are usually found in thriving neighbourhoods or city centers as opposed to developing on the boarder. They along with local residents are more likely to purchase local, walk or bike more, resulting in less travel and reduced air pollutants.
Get Better Service
Local businesses tend to hire people with some knowledge of the products they are selling and provide better customer care by giving special attention to each patron they serve.
Support Community Groups
Local businesses on average support non-profits at a higher rate than big businesses. They are more likely to give back to the community and encourage entrepreneurial growth.
Encourage Local Prosperity
Research indicates that entrepreneurs and experienced workers will more likely live and invest in communities that preserve the characteristics of locally owned businesses.
Keep Our Community Unique
Locally owned businesses cater to the cultural base of the neighbourhood it serves. Residents can find a new adventure in a familiar environment. Where we live, shop and play is the foundation of our community. Unique businesses are vital to the diverse character of our neighbourhoods.
Save Time and Money
If you don’t have to travel an hour to make your next purchase or seek professional help that can be found right here in our town, you just saved a lot of time and gas money. For most of us life is busy, why take the extra drive when you can find it here!