Reasons to Buy Local
We want businesses, organizations, government agencies and individuals to think twice before purchasing goods and services out of town or on the internet. We are asking everyone to first give local businesses an opportunity to earn your business before looking outside our area.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
When you spend money elsewhere, you are putting money in someone else’s pocket in someone else’s community. Each year, over one billion dollars leaves Dakota County in spending by businesses alone. This does not include individual consumer spending, government spending or non-profit spending. This takes money away from the local businesses and local economy. Money spent in Dakota County recirculates throughout our area in the form of wages, supplies and services. Our local government and school districts rely heavily on the taxes generated by local businesses.