Support Austin’s Local Economy. Shop Local.

shopping local austin independent business allianceKeep your dollars in the Austin local economy
Modest changes in consumer spending habits can generate substantial local economic impact. For every $100 in customer spending at a national chain, the total local economic impact is only $13. The same amount spent with a local merchant yields $45, more than tripling your contribution and participation in Austin’s economy. (See studies here.)

Ensure that you have more choices
A marketplace of thousands of small businesses helps to ensure more innovation and competition, and lower prices over the long term. Independent businesses, choosing products based on what their local customers need and desire, not a national sales plan, guarantees a more diverse range of product and service choices.

Prevent Austin from becoming Anywhere, USA
Each year brings more national chains displacing locally owned businesses. Austin Independent Business Alliance works to reverse the trend of losing locally owned independent businesses through creating IBIZ Districts, organizing collaborative efforts among members and creating a stronger bond between local businesses and the community.

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