Pledge to Buy Local and Get Rewarded!
We'd like to reward you for pledging to support local businesses in your community and across BC. Choose your reward below:
When you pledge to buy from local businesses, you're investing in your neighbourhood, community and region.
Did you know that buying an item as simple as bread from a local business in BC has 5 times the economic impact than bread from a multinational company? For every one of your dollars spent on bread, $0.59 is recirculated into the local economy if it is locally made bread bought from a local business, compared to only $0.12 recirculated from Canadian bread bought from a multinational company.
Bread is only one example–clearly, spending your money locally has a huge impact on our local economy and community. Therefore, we encourage you to join us and pledge to buy local to make a 10% shift towards spending your dollars at local businesses.
A 10% shift from the majority of our community would have a huge impact on the BC economy, but most importantly, by pledging to actively shift our spending to local businesses, we transform buying local into a habit for our daily lives.
Why is buying for local businesses beneficial for your community?
When you choose to spend your money locally instead of at multinationals, local businesses have a much bigger impact on the local economy and community as a whole:
- Local businesses create 4.6 times more impact than multinationals by recirculating $63 of every $100 back into the local economy, compared to just $14 by multinationals
- Local businesses create 8 times more jobs and revenue per square foot than multinationals
- Local businesses give 24 times more per dollar of revenue than multinationals, contributing to local causes, fundraisers, sports teams, and event