Why Buy Local

There are lots of reasons to Buy Local, from the obvious to the not-so-obvious, but we’ve made it simple for you by following in David Letterman’s footsteps and simplified it to a list of 10.

1. You kept dollars in our economy
For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

2. You embraced what makes us unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?

3. You created local jobs.
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

4. You helped the environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.

5. You nurtured community.
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate more to community causes.

6. You conserved your tax dollars.
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong – right here in your community!

7. You created more choice
Local retailers pick the books, gifts, and other products they sell based on the things you buy. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because we buy for our own individual market.

8. You took advantage of our expertise
You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing to serve you.  We are passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?

9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.

10. You made us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!

View our Proclamation from the City of McKinney.