As more and more transactions are taking place online, local businesses take on a significant burden– a burden that is then passed on to the communities that are home to the local businesses.
Consider this before you click!
- Less jobs- Amazon creates about half the number of jobs that local businesses do
- Lost tax revenue- Most cities don’t collect taxes from Amazon because of their lack of physical presence
- Community- Amazon is not involved in local communities and occupy no storefronts (creates “dead” streets)
- Economy- Local economies thrive with the presence of local businesses and struggle in the absence of them (i.e. local supply chains, events, jobs)
When the community is thriving, so are the people living in it. Shop small and make a BIG difference!