Vow to support small and locally owned businesses this holiday season. Walk to local stores or shopping hubs in your community. Take public transit, carpool, bike or walk—stay healthy while supporting local businesses.
Counter mall-frenzied Black Friday and couch-potato-style Cyber Monday by walking and shopping locally at brick-and-mortar places on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Holiday shop locally—on that day or any day.
Communities and local economies thrive when we shop locally. Contribute to a virtuous cycle of local economic impact.
- For every $1 spent at local businesses, 45 cents is reinvested locally vs. 15 cents or less from non-local purchases. Retail Merchants Association
- Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs. US Small Business Administration
- Local stores help sustain vibrant, walkable town centers—essential to reducing sprawl, car use, habitat loss and pollution. Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Get out and into your community.