Buying locally supports a sustainable Santa Monica!
Buy Local Santa Monica was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.
8 Reasons to Buy Local
1. It keeps dollars in Santa Monica’s economy.
For every $100 spent at a local business, $45 stays in the community. Spending locally ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested right here in Santa Monica.
2. It helps the environment.
Buying local reduces your carbon footprint. Having a diverse range of businesses within walking or biking distance reduces the amount of driving you need to do, lessens traffic and air pollution and helps to conserve land.
3. It keeps and creates local jobs.
Studies show that locally owned businesses create more jobs in the community and often provide better wages and benefits than national chains.
4. It helps to keep us unique.
Santa Monica is a city of neighborhoods, each with a town center comprised of businesses that are diverse and distinctive.
5. It nurtures our community.
Many of our local businesses are committed to investing in Santa Monica, donating to charitable causes, actively getting involved in the community and helping to support local events and festivals.