There are so many reasons to shop local. It helps your neighbors. It helps the environment. It grows the economy that matters most to you—the one outside your front door.
Custom Made, which is an online marketplace for local artisans, created a fantastic infographic that shows just how important it is to support small businesses. Check it out:
Where you shop matters, so next time you’re in the market for something new (or yummy), consider the benefits of visiting a small business.
Adam Lucas holds a Finance degree and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. His work has appeared in many major outlets including AARP.org and GoBankingRates.com.