Business

Why Supporting Local Business Benefits Everyone

AN INSIDERS LOOK AT THE SHOP LOCAL MOVEMENt– and why it matters to you.

BY SARAH BISHOP

Did you know that the growth and prosperity of Buffalo is directly dependent on you? Believe it or not, it’s true -- the decisions you make today greatly impact your city’s tomorrow.

     For every dollar spent at a local, independent business,generally three times more money is re-spent in the local economy than if you shop at a national chain. That equates to more than 68¢, versus 43¢ spent at a chain, that remains right here in Buffalo. READ MORE...