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Why Buy Local?

When you buy local—making a purchase from within your local community instead of online or out-of-town—you are helping to strengthen your local economy. In fact, for every $100 you spend locally, $73 stays in the local economy.1
Here's how:

Tax Revenues

Buying local allows sales tax revenues to go to your local municipality, funding community services such as police and fire protection, health clinics, zoos and parks, emergency services, children's education, and job training programs.

Tax Revenues

Job Creation

People who work in the services your local tax dollars support are able to keep their jobs. Plus, people who work at the businesses you buy from have a job.

Job Creation

Local Profits

Buying from locally-owned businesses helps keep profits local, too.
And, locally-owned businesses purchase goods from local suppliers,
utilize the services of other local businesses, and employ local staff.

Local Profits

Domino Effect

When the people you see everyday—your neighbor, the cashier at your local supermarket, your child's teacher—have a job, they'll spend their money in your local community. The resulting domino effect allows your dollar to support the local economy many times over.

Domino Effect
So, instead of purchasing online or outside your community,
make an effort to support your community and Buy Local!

The VYP Post

The VYP Post

Learn more about buying local on our blog, The VYP Post.
You will find ideas for buying local, personal anecdotes, and more.
Check back often or subscribe to say up-to-date on the latest Buy Local news!

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Question Marks

Questions?

Contact us at buylocal@myyp.com with comments or questions about Buy Local.



1http://www.fresno.gov/Businesses/BuyLocal/default.htm

Get Involved

At Your Place of Business

Join the Buy Local effort by displaying a
Buy Local sticker on store windows to show consumers that you support your local economy. Email us at buylocal@myyp.com to request a sticker for your business.

Buy Local Button

On Your Website

Another way to show your support is by posting the Buy Local button below on your website. Plus, you can link the graphic back to this web page, www.myyp.com/buylocal, so your site visitors can learn more about the Buy Local campaign.

Buy Local

On Social Media

Help us spread the word about the benefits of buying local using your social networks. Let people know when you have purchased something local and encourage them to do the same! Share the website graphic above or the Buy Local tag logo below, use the #whyibuylocal hash tag in your posts, and join our social networks.

In Your Marketing Materials

Your email signature, business cards, brochure, ads, promotional materials...
These are all great places to show your support for Buy Local. Include the tag logo below on all of your marketing materials for even more exposure.


Buy Local Tag

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