Can I help?
Yes you can, the best way is to buy locally! We all know how great it is to shop locally in Encinitas, but there's more to it than just great shopping:
Top 10 reasons to buy locally in Encinitas
1. Enhance the Unique Character and Prosperity of Encinitas
Encinitas is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support local businesses, you help maintain Encinitas' diversity and five distinctive communities.
2. Community Well-Being
Local stores build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes such as youth sports, local charities, and service clubs for example!
3. Decision Making by Stakeholders
Supporting local businesses means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
4. Recycling Dollars in the Local Encinitas Economy
Your dollars spent in Encinitas businesses have more impact on your community compared to dollars spent elsewhere. When shopping locally you simultaneously create jobs, recycle money with a local multiplier effect, and fund more desirable city services through portions of the sales tax collected.
5. Jobs and Paychecks
Local businesses create jobs. These could be the jobs that your neighbors go to work to everyday. So by buying locally you support those jobs, perhaps your friends or neighbors that work in stores in Encinitas.
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. Encinitas is full of entrepreneurs. Who knows what the next big idea will be that comes from Encinitas. By buying locally, you are supporting the Encinitas entrepreneur.
7. Public Benefits and Savings
Buying locally puts less strain on existing infrastructure, reduces travel time, saves gas and auto repair expenses and gives you more time to spend where you want to be and who you want to be with, as opposed to shopping far away, driving and sitting in traffic.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, centers which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
9. Healthy Competition
A vibrant marketplace of local businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10. Marketplace and Product Diversity
A multitude of small and large businesses, each selecting products based on a sales plan, their own marketing interests, and the needs of their local customers guarantees a much broader range of products and choices for all Encinitas.