Why Shop Local?
We could spend all day talking about why you should shop local, but the facts speak for themselves. When you shop local, you help keep your community thriving, which keeps everyone happy.
- Only one in six adults will purchase locally available products and services. If just half the Denton population spent $50 each month in Denton's independently-owned stores, their purchases would generate more than $6.5 million dollars per year in sales.
- Each time you spend money on dining, retail, or entertainment, you are charged an 8.25% sales tax. A portion of that sales tax goes to the city in which you buy those goods or services. When you shop in Denton, you support our city services such as the police department, fire & rescue, street maintenance, public libraries, and community parks.
KEEP LOCAL DOLLARS LOCAL
VERSATILE • CONVENIENT • FLEXIBLE
Denton Main Street Dollars e-gift cards are useable at multiple businesses in Downtown Denton, so you're not limited to using yours at just one store. Being able to purchase them and send them electronically makes for a hassle-free gifting experience. Since they are accepted at lots of downtown businesses, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Every dollar spent at a locally-owned business has a 2-3 times greater impact on the local economy compared to a dollar spent at a national chain store.
Locally sourced products have a smaller carbon footprint due to the reduced transportation and packaging involved.
By purchasing directly from local businesses, you are directly contributing to their livelihoods and helping to preserve the unique character of our community.
When you support local businesses, you are investing in the well-being of your neighbors and contributing to a more vibrant and resilient community.
Local businesses are often more transparent about their practices and more accessible to consumers, allowing you to learn about their methods and make informed choices.
Supporting local businesses helps to maintain the unique cultural heritage of your area, as these businesses often reflect the traditions and values of the community.
A strong local economy can help to diversify our community's economic base and reduce reliance on external factors.
EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT
Knowing about what goes into producing the food and products we consume can empower you to make informed choices.
Supporting your community, reducing your environmental impact, and enjoying fresher food leads to a more fulfilling and connected experience.