This Holiday season, start a new tradition that helps strengthen the local economy, increases employment, builds a sense of community, and provides you with a more rewarding, relaxed buying experience – Buy Local.

Why Buy Local?

1. You keep dollars in our economy – For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

2. You embrace what makes us unique – You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the United States. So why would you want your community to look that way?

3. You create local jobs – Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

4. You help the environment – Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.

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5. You nurture the community – We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate more to community causes.

6. You conserve your tax dollars – Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong – right here in your community!

7. You create more choice – Local retailers pick the books, gifts and other products they sell based on the things you buy. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because we buy for our own individual market.

8. You take advantage of our expertise – You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you.  We are passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?

9. You invest in entrepreneurship – Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.

10. You make us a destination – The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!

Amy Rosenthal, Director of MPAC and Main Street, reminds us “We know that shoppers have many choices when it comes to making a purchase, but we want the community to know that when they buy from a local business, their money is staying in McKinney.”

Need help finding a local business? Take a look at the Chamber Member Business Directory on McKinneyChamber.com where you can search by category or keyword to find a local chamber business.