Create Jobs and Opportunities
Small, local businesses are the largest employer nationally, provide the highest number of new jobs, and employ more people directly per consumer dollar spent.
Maintain What Makes Amarillo Unique
Communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinct character have an economic advantage by attracting visitors, new entrepreneurs and new investments.
Entrepreneurship fuels economic innovation and prosperity. Successfully owned local businesses provide inspiration to our young people, proving they can stay in Amarillo and prosper on their own terms.
Benefit From Local Owners' Expertise
Local business owners possess a level of expertise and a passion for the products they sell that is unmatched by employees and managers of national chains.
Invest More Money Back Into Amarillo
For every $100 spent with a locally owned business, $48 stays in Amarillo enriching our community. Whereas only $14 of that $100 remains in Amarillo when spent with a national chain and $0 when spent online.
Each dollar you spend with an independent business return 3 times more than one spent with a national chain (source to back it up).
Small businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers, and safety services and generate more tax revenue per sales dollar. A greater percentage of local, independent businesses will help keep our taxes lower.
Community Well Being
Small businesses donate twice as much per sales dollar to community causes. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in Amarillo and will be impacted by those decisions.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Independent, community serving businesses are people-sized. They consume less land, carry more locally-made products and create less traffic and pollution.
Product Diversity Give More Choices
Independent businesses choose products based on what their local customers need and desire. A marketplace of small businesses ensure more innovation, competition and diverse products and services.
Support Your Neighbors
When you buy from an independent Amarillo business, you are doing business with and supporting your neighbors and friends!