Why Buy NY
Support local. Shop Simply.
Buying locally-made products is good for the environment, good for the economy, and good for the community.
Here are a few more reasons why:
Local businesses are owned by the people who live here, work here, and are more invested in our future. They typically hire people who have a better understanding of the products they're selling, and take more time to get to know their customers.
They make purchases requiring less transportation and usually set up in existing commercial corridors. This means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. Also, local businesses in neighborhoods need comparatively less infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
Where we shop, where we eat, where we play – these are the things that make our neighborhood home. Chain stores change the character of our towns and cities. Small businesses choose products based on what customers love and need, not a national sales plan.
If nothing else… remember this one fact: For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into the community - and our tax base. For every $100 spent at a chain store, only $14 comes back. Why not put your money where your house is?