There are a lot of reasons. One is because for every $1 you spend at a local store, there is a greater return in to our local economy. The 3/50 Project urges people to support local businesses because for every $100 spent locally, $68 comes back to our local economy:
And then there is the way local businesses care about the community they live and work in. That care is demonstrated in posts like the one Justin Engle, owner of the just-starting-to-get-built microbrewery Town In City Brewing Company, made to our community's Nextdoor message board.
Hi fellow neighbors!
I wanted to give you a heads up about West Cavalcade at the five point intersection. Starting tomorrow (February 27), Town in City Brewing will start excavating their lot. There will be numerous trucks off-loading dirt from the property and bringing select-fill for the property. The trucks should be spread out throughout the day. With the current construction on N. Main and Airline, you may have a slight traffic delay for the next two days.
I will try and give a heads up when the concrete pour comes as there will be a lot of truck traffic for those two days.
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or private message me. I do apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
It's thoughtful things like this that make this network of streets and electrical lines and sewer pipes a community.
Thanks, Justin, for being a great neighbor and a great local business owner. Your thoughtfulness is noted and much appreciated. And your beer is super good.