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Residents encouraged to shop locally

Apr 07, 2016 12:00AM
By Shirlene Jordan

As the Springville Chamber of Commerce, we are happy to introduce our own Shop Local campaign. By choosing local and independent business for your services, shopping, dining and other needs, you not only enjoy a more distinctive and personal experience, but you also help: Build Community The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood business build relationships with others and create an environment of social networking. Create a Healthier Environment Independent, community-serving business are people-sized. They typically consume less land, carry more locally made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and pollution. Lower Taxes More efficient land use and more central locations mean local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers and safety services. They also generate more tax revenue per sales revenue. The end result is you benefit from lower taxes. Create Jobs and Opportunities Not only do independent business employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, but they also are the customers of local printers, wholesalers, farms, etc., expanding opportunities for local residents. Strengthen Your Local Economy We love our local businesses, and encourage all of you to shop local! We look forward to enhancing our shop local campaign as we introduce more events throughout the year. Join the chamber of commerce and be part of this campaign by calling 801-491-7830.