Why Buy Local?

  • To Keep it Weird: Locally-owned businesses are one-of-a-kind enterprises that are vital to the unique character of the Louisville Metro community.
  • To Keep Your $$$ Local: Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier effect - a boost to the local economy. Check out our 2012 Louisville study!
  • To Keep More Jobs: Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • To Help the Environment: Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
  • To Keep Good Karma: Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
  • To Keep Your Options: A multiplicity of independent retailers creates a greater diversity of products available to shoppers.

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