Buy Local Month is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of supporting local businesses who are the backbone of the local economy. The sense of place that we have here in Hampton Roads, all that makes us unique, is largely thanks to our small businesses. Where we meet to dine with friends, where we take our out-of-town guests to visit, where we buy gifts, where we enjoy craft beers are all what build our culture.
Each dollar you spend at an independent business returns 3 times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain. From November 15th through December 15th look for the 17 localities of Hampton Roads to celebrate the impact small businesses have on the region’s culture, economy, and character.
Why Buy Local Month?
We must invest in what we value, or else risk losing it. When you support locally owned businesses, 45% of those dollars spent stay within our community as opposed to only 14% when choosing to buy from non-local businesses. This influx of revenue is essential for local business growth, strong schools, improved infrastructure, and an overall increased quality of life. A healthy local economy helps to make Hampton Roads such a unique place to call home!