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HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO SPEND YOUR DOLLAR LOCALLY?
- 68 cents out of every dollar you spend comes back into our community ~ That’s $68 out of every $100!
- Strengthens the local economy through taxes
- Downtown restaurants generate 60% of the City meals tax!
- Downtown hotels generate 48% of the City lodging tax!
- Creates jobs ~ Over 1800 people work downtown!
- Circulates your dollars throughout the business community ~ Independents support each other by purchasing services and products for their businesses; 80% goes back into the community!
- Promotes freedom of choice ~ Merchandise buying decisions based on the wants and needs of local customers, adding diversity to shopping options!
- Protects our own unique Staunton culture and history ~ Preserves & recycles existing architecture for future generations!
- Supports local non-profits ~ Independents donate 350% more to non-profits than national chains!
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