Adding dollars circulating in the local economy translates into a larger number and wider variety of available jobs. The implications of the local premium for how cities approach economic development are significant. Not only do big-box stores eliminate more retail jobs than they create, but they reduce local economic activity and job creation in other sectors. Conversely, expanding local businesses generates substantially greater economic benefits.
By supporting locally-owned, independent businesses, communities keep their dollars working for them as they enrich the local economy, increase the diversity of available products, provide better service and improve the quality of life for all of us. During this recession, now more than ever, if you understand this issue and care about your community you should PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HOUSE IS!
The Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden is pleased to offer a Benefit Program in recognition of your support of our local independence for 40 years! Our Benefit Program Membership options include valuable benefits tailored to your preferences. Pick up a Membership Application in the store or at www.PilgrimsWay.com on the About Us page in the drop down menu for a pdf download.
Check out these sites to learn more about Hometown Peninsula and its members as well as other communities across the nation that are united to maintain economically vibrant independent business communities: