As you are shopping this holiday season, we encourage you to spend your money locally. You may not be aware, but when you shop Avondale, the money you spend in your city reaps yearlong benefits for you and your community.
For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, an estimated $43 remains in the local economy compared to only $13 remaining when spent at a nonlocal business.
Every cent of every dollar of city sales tax money is spent on services and programs for our residents. This includes police and fire services, street maintenance, water and sewer services, libraries and parks. Sales tax provides nearly half of the city of Avondale’s General Fund revenue, which in turn funds necessary services to Avondale residents and businesses.
Additionally, shopping locally invests in the community because local businesses are owned by those who live in the community and who are more invested in the community’s future. For more information on the benefits of shopping local, visit .localfirstaz.com/why-local.
This is a reminder about the importance small businesses contribute to the community and how the community can show their support by giving them a boost during the shopping season! Next time you are shopping for the perfect gift, taking your family out to dinner or buy a car, be sure to support local Avondale Businesses and support our community.