Buy Local Twin Cities Directory
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Why Buy Local?
Local businesses offer unmatched value and service. Not only do they compete on price—they also know their product line inside and out. When you shop an independent businesses, you often work directly with a family member, if not the owner themselves. Local service providers take the time to understand your needs so they can respond better and adapt more quickly.
Independent businesses add character and diversity to a neighborhood. Business owners typically live nearby and feel a greater responsibility toward the community—these are the people you'll see actively supporting local causes, schools, and organizations. By supporting local businesses, you're investing in your own community and quality of life.
Local businesses are more likely to rely on local goods and services; reducing the need for transcontinental shipping and ultimately creating a healthier and more sustainable world. They also use existing infrastructure more often than national businesses, which are required to follow predetermined building specifications.