Why Buy Local?
When consumers choose to support locally owned businesses, 58% of those dollars spent stay within our community as opposed to only 14% when choosing to buy from non-local retailers and businesses. This influx of revenue is essential for local business growth, strong schools, safer streets and an overall increased quality of life. By spending more money locally, citizens and visitors alike are contributing to the positive growth of the Lowcountry, and LLF is working to turn local economic prosperity into a way of life.
2013 Buy Local Initiatives
LLF is committed to advocating for those business that make Charleston a vital, creative and unique place to live, those businesses that put more dollars back into our local economy. We have commissioned two studies, an economic impact study and a consumer awareness survey. This information will provide us the tools to actively advocate for local-independent businesses on a local, regional and national level. Furthermore, it will provide the language and information for us to develop a year round marketing strategy to shift consumer behavior towards supporting local businesses.