Goddard: Live here, work here, play here, stay here: Why it is important to support local business especially now.
Supporting local business creates relationships, partnerships and community. In order to have a strong local economy, support local community groups and keep a community unique you need to shop locally. It is especially important in this unique and difficult time to stay local and support those smaller businesses that may be struggling to survive in this economy.
Staying local helps promote future growth, is convenient and puts your tax dollars back into your community. Before you decide to head out of town for a purchase, think about the businesses who chose Goddard as their home and give them an opportunity to fill your needs. Local business owners invest back into the Goddard community and the Goddard community needs to invest in them.
Show your community pride by staying local.