Why Shop Local

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We know you have choices when it comes to spending your hard-earned dollars. Thanks for considering supporting small businesses and locally owned retailers like The Running Store.

Shopping Local Benefits Everyone:

For every $100 spent at a local store, $68 is returned to the local economy. Comparatively, only $43 remains in the local economy when you spend the same at a national or chain store, but $0 remains in the local economy when you spend the same at an internet “store”.

Improved local infrastructure. When you shop locally, your money stays in the community, allowing improvements to be made in modes of transportation, roadways, telecommunications, and utilities.

Improved local schools. By shopping locally, you are investing in the growth and development of your local public school system.

Improved local services. Funds that remain local are used to support the community’s first responders, including police and fire protection.

Community Support. Non-profit organizations receive an average of 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

First-rate Customer Support. Local businesses strive to hire people with the desire to foster a notable community presence. Local business employees often have a better understanding of the products they are selling, and recognize the needs of the clientele they are serving.

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