We all love going "where everyone knows your name," and treats you like a friend. That is just one big reason why we love to support local.
ShopLocalCC was born as an initiative to help support local business in the Coastal Bend area, and now our hashtag #shoplocalcc has been used over 27,000+ times on our Instagram alone.
Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — further strengthening the economic base of the whole community.
- Create More Local Ownership and Good Jobs
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents. Let's enourage more start-ups!
- Invest in Community
Local businesses are owned by your friends and neighbors who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future - just like you.
- Keep Our Community Unique
One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our place. It's what distinguishes the uniqueness of our community, compared to a chain store that looks the same anywhere else.
- Get Better Service
Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
- Support Community Groups
Local businesses donate more per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to national chains.
So, we invite you to use hashtag #shoplocalcc whenever you tag your favorite place to shop or dine, and of course, use it to help search for social media posts with information about great sales and events.