Shop Here and Your Money Stays Here
I’ve never been one for holiday (oh, excuse me, Christmas) shopping, and I think it’s wise to stay the hell away from the malls and other grand shopping centers. While Christmas is over, and flocks of folks are heading back to the malls for the discounts, I’d like to help support our local merchants.
The SFLOMA has a list of local merchants to buy from and a great list of reasons why:
1. Significantly more money re-circulates in San Francisco when purchases are made at locally owned, rather than nationally owned, businesses: More money is kept in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. Purchasing locally helps grow other businesses as well as the San Francisco tax base.
2. Most new jobs are provided by local businesses: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in San Francisco provide the most new jobs to residents.
3. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character: The unique character of San Francisco is what brought us here and will keep us here. Our tourism businesses also benefit.