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10 great reasons to shop locally on Bainbridge
10 great reasons to shop locally on Bainbridge
During the month of May, we invite you to come sample why buying and thinking local makes a difference on Bainbridge Island! Find out how keeping your dollars local means more than just feeling good.
  1. Keep dollars in our economy
    For every $100 spent at Bainbridge businesses, $68 stays in our community. Bainbridge Island economy loses $25 for each $100 spent elsewhere.
  2. Embrace what makes us unique
    You like your home to look and feel unique. Buy local and support the businesses that make our local community unique!
  3. Help create local jobs
    Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  4. Help the environment
    Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources. When you shop local, you save on fuel, packaging, and transportation.
  5. Nurture community
    Our shop owners are our neighbors! Studies show that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
  6. Conserve your tax dollars
    Spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belongóright here in your community.
  7. Create more choices
    Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products, because we buy for our own individual market.
  8. Take advantage of our expertise
    Bainbridge Island shopkeepers have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We're passionate about what we do. Take advantage of it!
  9. Invest in entrepreneurship
    Our economy is founded upon creativity and entrepreneurship. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
  10. Make us a destination
    The more interesting and unique we are, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests.