The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is proud to support Buy Local, a campaign of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance, in an effort to keep Portland independent. Launched in 2006, Buy Local aims to give a voice to locally owned businesses in the community and demonstrate to consumers the importance of supporting the local economy.
Here are the Top Five Reasons to Buy Local This Holiday Season:
#5 Make Portland Stand Out - Portland places a high value on individuality and residents consider our local businesses a source of pride. Where we eat, shop and hang out makes our neighborhoods, city and state our home.
#4 Benefit From Local Owners' Expertise - Local business owners and employees possess a level of expertise and a passion for the products they sell. Independent businesses are owned by people who live and work in our community and are committed to investing in Portland's future.
#3 Conserve Tax Dollars - According to studies, small neighborhood and downtown businesses require less public infrastructure and make more efficient use of city services than sprawling big-box stores and shopping centers.
#2 Foster Local Job Creation - Studies show that locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and often provide better wages and benefits than national chains.
#1 Keep Dollars In Portland's Economy - For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.
For a complete list of Buy Local businesses, please visit: www.portlandbuylocal.org.
Celebrate our great city of Portland and Join The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein in Buying Local this holiday season.