Live local, shop local
Small businesses are the absolute backbone of our economy. Supporting local business provides many benefits because the money spent within our city gets recycled in our city, which benefits every aspect of the local economy. Based on an article from the Institute of Self-Reliance (ilsr.org) here are the top 10 reasons to shop local.
1. Prosperity and Character
Deltona is truly a one-of-a-kind city, the largest city between Orlando and Jacksonville. Because of it’s perfect location on the I-4 corridor between Orlando and Daytona Beach, it gets much attention. Shopping local not only provides additional prosperity but it builds character. It lets people know how proud we are to be a part of it.
Contributing to local causes is commonplace in Deltona. Our residents care about their community and having a locally owned business creates an alliance, connecting neighbors in a variety of economic and social relationships.
Important decisions should be made locally by people who live within the community. Being a local business owner keeps you involved and ensures that you will have a say in what economic plans may impact you.
4. Keeping the Dollars in Deltona
In order to truly enrich the community we must shop local. Locally owned businesses reprocess a higher majority of revenue back into the local economy, especially when compared to larger chains and franchises.
5. Work and Wage
Often you will find that locally owned businesses create more jobs and in many areas provide better benefits and higher wages than chain stores and corporate restaurants.
6. Entrepreneurial Zeal
Moving from low-wage jobs to middle class is often a result of entrepreneurship. America’s economic revolution allows anyone who wants to become a business owner to do so.
7. Benefits to the Public
Efficiency. Local stores will always make more use of public services, of which there are many. Locally owned businesses usually require less infrastructure when compared to big-box stores.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Reducing automobile use, habitat loss and air/water pollution is a key benefit to shopping and owning a local business. Local businesses help to sustain a close-knit and vibrant community, reducing sprawl.
Deltona holds over 90,000 residents. By having a greater quantity of businesses we guarantee innovation and lower prices over the long-term.
10. Diversity of Products
With a wide variety of local businesses, each choosing products and campaigns to suit the local clientele, particular products and services meet the needs of local customers.