Before You Choose Amazon, Consider This. Amazon and big chain stores may have a wider variety of products and may save you money. But, Gregg Farm Services and other local businesses make contributions to your quality of life that have real value, too.
- Money spent at an independent business generates four times the direct local economic benefit than money spent at a chain store—in terms of employee pay, local charitable giving, and employee spending
- Local business owners and employees will often spend the money they earn from their business nearby, at restaurants, bars, and other retail stores.
- The decline of local retail has major implications for cities and towns’ ability to raise revenues through sales taxes.