Buying local can greatly reduce the impact on the environment and is beneficial to the social and economic development within our communities.
Local First is an organization promoting local businesses in the Grand Rapids area. Similar organizations in other cities are listed at the end of this post.
Top 10 reasons to shop Local First
- Significantly More Money Re-circulates In Greater Grand Rapids.
- Non Profits Receive Greater Support.
- Unique Businesses Are An Integral Part Of Our Distinctive Character.
- Environmental Impact Is Reduced.
- Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses.
- Customer Service Is Better.
- Local Business Owners Invest In Community.
- Public Benefits Far Outweigh Public Costs.
- Competition And Diversity Leads To More Consumer Choices.
- Investment In Greater Grand Rapids Is Encouraged.
A selection of Local First members
This is only small selection, please visit www.localfirst.com/directory for a complete list.
Visit Local First at www.localfirst.com
Buy local organizations from around the country
Support locally owned business — ♥ Love Your Earth.