Shop Local First

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhood and the pride of our hometown. By spending your money in Beebe, you are helping our community to prosper. You help the living economy to stay healthy and strong. Additionally, you are purchasing from and shopping with those familiar faces that you see when you are out and about in your hometown!

When you keep your money closer, your community can go further!

Top 10 Reasons To

1

Significantly More Money Re-circulates in Beebe.

When you shop at locally owned, independent businesses more money is kept in the community because local businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. Buying locally helps grow other businesses as well as our region's tax base.

2

Non Profits Receive Greater Support.

Non-Profits often receive greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

3

Local Businesses are key to keeping the "Hometown" feel Beebe has.

The unique character of the Beebe is what give it the "Dream Hometown" feel that has led many to relocate their families here and to open a business here.

4

Environmental Impact Is Reduced.

Local businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation and usually set up shop in town centers rather than on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, resource depletion and pollution.

5

Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses

Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally.

6

Customer Service.

Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise and they invest in their employees for better customer service.

7

Local Business Owners Invest In Our Community

Local businesses are owned by people who: Live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future.

8

Put Your Taxes To Good Use.

Local businesses in city and town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investments, add more to our tax base and make more ifficient use of public services.

9

Competition And Diversity Leads To More Consumer Choices.

A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and lower prices over the long-term.

10

Economic research shows that increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character