Why Shop Local?
Many locally owned and operated businesses have attempted to lure customers with ‘buy local’ campaigns, with little, if any, success.
Skeptical and calloused consumers know that the large international chains also employ local people, contribute to local charities and attract business to local communities.
North American auto makers proved that flag-waving isn’t enough to trump competitors when they tried to combat Japanese auto makers in the 1970’s with their “buy American” campaigns. The foreign automakers continued to erode the North American’s share.