This holiday shopping season show love to your local community by giving the gift of shopping local. Every dollar spent at a local retail shop, restaurant, spa or other business helps our community grow and prosper. When you shop local you not only put money back onto our economy through jobs and investment, you also help pay for the roads, parks and emergency services we all depend on. By shopping local you make a difference in our valley’s quality of life by giving the gift of commerce! The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce and our sponsoring cities, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and La Quinta thank you for supporting our local business community this holiday season.
- Spending $100 at a local business = $68 in local economic activity.
- Local Shops produce a net annual return of $326 per 1,000 sq. ft.
- 3.5x money spent at a local business generates 3.5x more wealth for the local economy.
- If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at a locally owned, independent business over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy.
Statistics are sourced from huffingtonpost.com