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Locally Owned Businesses
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Locally Owned Businesses

 

We all love to shop in Johns Creek, but there is more to it!


See the Top 10 Reasons to Shop Locally, located below the map. Then find a Locally Owned Business using this interactive map.

Click here for the mobile version of the map

Why shop local?

1. PROTECT LOCAL CHARACTER AND PROSPERITY

Johns Creek is truly exceptional. In terms of maintaining community character & keeping a sense of place, you cannot beat small, independent businesses! By choosing to support locally-owned businesses, you help maintain Johns Creek’s diversity and distinctive flavor.

2. COMMUNITY WELLBEING

Small businesses help build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Small businesses can quickly adapt to changing economic climates, as they are very customer oriented. Therefore, many customers will remain loyal to their favorite small business is the midst of an economic crisis. Hence small businesses are often able to stay afloat during rough times – which further strengthens Johns Creek’s local economy.

3. LOCAL DECISION MAKING

Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. KEEPING DOLLARS IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Three quarters or more of the money that is made locally stays local & is recycled back into the community. Thus, when shopping locally, you fund more city & school services through taxes, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

5. JOB AND WAGES

Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do. They provide employment opportunities to people who may not be or want to be employable by larger corporations.

6. ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurship fuels America's economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. Small business bring this growth & innovation to their community and they attract talent who invent new products or implement new solutions for existing ideas.

7. PUBLIC BENEFITS AND COSTS

Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. Studies have also shown that local businesses are more likely to adhere to new local environmental regulations, while large companies will often “flee.”

9. COMPETITION

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10. PRODUCT DIVERSITY

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

What is the criteria for a Johns Creek business to qualify as a Locally Owned Business? Click here.


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