Interesting article I found on the Jamaica Plain's website, encouraging the movement towards shopping local! :)
Shopping online is convenient,
but supporting your
local merchants is more rewarding
5 Reasons to Shop Locally
Support the Local Economy
When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, significantly more of your dollars are put back into the local economy. The money you spend at a local business is often used to make purchases from other local businesses, local service providers, and local suppliers.
Keep Our Community Unique
Instead of living in “Anywhere America”, you can be proud to call Jamaica Plain, your home. Our one-of-a-kind local businesses give our community character and cultural vitality. Check out some of our favorite local places to shop!
Create Jobs For Your Neighbors
Local businesses owners are most likely our neighbors and hire residents of the community.
Lessen Environmental Impact
When businesses source locally and you shop locally there is a smaller carbon footprint when transporting goods.
Invest in your Community's Future
Shopping locally is a choice you make that says you are committed to the continued growth and success of the economy here in Jamaica Plain.
Support your local merchants