10 Reasons to Buy Local, All Year! Not Just During Christmas!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, December 15th, 2014 2:00 PM CST

Why are we doing what we do here at Buy Local Bowling Green? Well, it’s pretty simple really. We saw the need to promote locally owned businesses because they not only make our community unique they also help grow the local market and help others achieve their dreams. We have so much planned in 2015 to help foster new business and civic pride.

10 Reasons to Buy Local

  • 1. Local Character and Prosperity
    In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive charater have an economic advantage.
  • 2. Community Well-Being
    Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
  • 3. Local Decision-Making
    Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will fell the impacts of those decisions.
  • 4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
    Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
  • 5. Job and Wages
    Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
  • 6. Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
  • 7. Public Benefits and Costs
    Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
  • 8. Environmental Sustainability
    Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers—which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
  • 9. Competition
    A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
  • 10. Product Diversity
    A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

    Source: Institute for Local Self-Reliance

The Buy Local Bowling Green and EAT [Local Food For Everyone] Holiday magazine can be picked up at partner locations throughout Bowling Green. We’ll add locations to the places below as we prepare for the next edition. Again, we thank you for our thousands of readers who read us weekly.

You can find them at these Partners:

  • Big Al’s Chicago
  • The Bistro
  • Cambridge Market and Cafe
  • Community Farmer’s Market
  • Fatted Calf Meat Shoppe
  • Home Cafe and Marketplace
  • JD Bakery and Cafe
  • Lost River Pizza
  •   Manpuku Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
  • Novo Dolce Gastro Pub
  • 1044 State: Shots
  • Spencer’s Coffee
  • B&J Gallery
  • Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar
  • Candle Maker’s on The Square
  • Creative Interiors
  • Digs on the River
  • Ingen Art Gallery and Studio
  • Labold and Son’s
  • Mattress Store
  • Mellow Matt
  • Morris Jewelery
  • The Resurrection Shop
  • The WKU Store
  • Werner Lowe
  • WL2 Funke Trende Things
  • A Cut Above Lawn Care
  • Booth Fire and Safety
  • Hot Yoga Bowling Green
  • Capitol Window and Door
  • CDS#10
  • Cheetah Clean Auto Wash
  • Classic Cuts and Shaves
  • Destiny Dental
  • Grinstead’s Flooring and Furnishing
  • Print Media
  • S&R Tire
  • Southern Kentucky Granite
  • Yellowberri
  • Candle Loft

To be involved with future magazines contact Matt Pannell at mepannell@gmail.com also, don’t forget to fan us on facebook!


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