Southwest Washington is home to local businesses of all sizes and industries, ready to meet any consumer or business needs. From advertising firms to veterinary clinics, our member directory offers solutions from your neighbors who are invested in our community.
Did you know that studies show when we shop at a locally owned business 47.7% of every dollar stays in the local community and another 9% stays in the state. That is more than $.50 of every dollar stays in our community when we shop locally owned businesses.
Supporting local businesses radiates out to supporting jobs for our neighbors, invests economically and socially in our community, and offers opportunities for local philanthropy. Think of it like a mini economic stimulus every time you shop locally.
Customer service from a small business that lives and thrives off loyal customers is likely going to be of a higher quality than customer service from a large corporation with little to no investment in the community.