Creating a Strong Local Economy
SHOP LOCAL, formally Buy•Dine•Stay in Flagstaff, is a shop local campaign created by local business leaders for local businesses, was launched in 2005 to highlight the importance of supporting our local economy by spending your dollars here in Flagstaff.
Money spent at a locally owned business stays in the local economy and continues to strengthen the economic base of the community. Small, locally-based businesses make vital contributions to communities and neighborhoods; they account for the largest share of net new jobs generated each year, and provide some of the most stable employment opportunities in a community. Small local businesses tend to have less negative impact on the environment, because often they are located in central business districts or in other existing retail areas, require comparatively little infrastructure investment and can make more efficient use of public services. Perhaps just as important, today’s entrepreneurs and creative workers are attracted to the kinds of places that value and preserve their distinctive character and local culture – the kinds of places that nurture an economy of vibrant, unique businesses.
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber encourages you to use the the SHOP LOCAL logo on your fliers, in advertising, and online marketing to customers.
Get your jpeg, gif or pdf version of the logo below, and show how you support shopping locally to keep our economy strong. Note: these should be saved as CMYK images if using for press production.
Adding the SHOP LOCAL logo to your communications will let locals know that you are a proud supporter of buying goods and services in Flagstaff.
You could include the logo with any message you create, or try one of the following:
“[Your Business Name], a proud sponsor of SHOP LOCAL in Flagstaff.”
“When you SHOP LOCAL in Flagstaff, your purchasing power is recycled throughout the community. It saves jobs, pays for services such as police and fire, streets and roads, and helps create a successful economy.
“When you SHOP LOCAL in Flagstaff, you’re helping a local business succeed, saving jobs and boosting the local economy.”