Shopping Locally in Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof shop local

Our community benefits when we shop locally:

  • More of our money is kept in our local economy. For every $100 we spend at locally owned businesses, $68 tends to stay in our community.
  • We create local jobs. Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors. When we shop locally, we help create jobs in our community.
  • We help the environment. Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
  • We nurture our community. Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at home.
  • We conserve our tax dollars. Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community.
  • We create more choices. Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know we like and want. Local businesses carry a wid­er array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.
  • We get to take advantage of local expertise. You are our friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We're passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
  • We invested in entrepreneurship. Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business en­sures a strong community.
  • We made our community a destination. The more interesting and unique our community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors, and guests. This benefits everyone!


*Source: Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.