Buying local is a way to support the community
“Buying local” isn’t just good for the local economy. It’s also good for the community as a whole.
“Shopping local keeps the money local,” said Martin Goodman, regional director for the University of South Carolina Beaufort Small Business Development Center. “It creates jobs and wealth in the Lowcountry. It keeps businesses in business and it keeps people employed.”
Charlie Clark, vice president of communications for the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, seconded that concept. “Buying local means tax dollars stay in our community and benefit our community,” she said. “It also means job sustenance and creation. We live and work in this community and it benefits all of us to
buy local whenever possible.”