Why shop local?

Why shop local?

It's so Important. We need money to stay and circulate around our community.
Spending money locally can have a positive effect on every single person in our community. A better quality of life lowers crime, and brings communities together. Check out the graphic below for just a few of the ways we all benefit from local spending. 
Follow the profit
When you spend money at a local business, the profits are put back into our local economy. When you shop with big companies like Amazon, your money is sucked out of our community and into the hands of corporate giants. These billionaires hoard the money, keeping our economy strapped. This means that our local wealth pays for cocktails on private islands instead of being spent in our city.
What's the difference?
Local businesses spend locally. Large corporations outsource everything. They hire out of state accountants and lawyers. Local business owners do business with other locally owned businesses. They hire local contractors, eat at local restaurants, go to local events. Here in CNY, money always seems to leave our local economy. Consumers are spending their earnings with corporate giants. We often vacation outside of Syracuse, online shop, and outsource jobs. We need balance!
Help Our Economy
These big corporate giants are not spending in CNY. They use our resources and spend elsewhere. Let's all spend with our neighbors! Buy local! Each of us has the opportunity to make a difference.
Sometimes we feel like our vote doesn't matter or there is nothing we can do to change for the better. Every day and every dollar you spend is just like voting. How you choose to spend your money has a direct impact on you, your friends, family and neighbors.
How can you help?
Spend money at local businesses to keep your money within the CNY economy. There are hundreds of local businesses within Syracuse right now.
Keep us and other local businesses in mind this holiday season and all year round!
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