Support Galesburg, IL and Surrounding Areas
We’re here to serve you and your local Quad Cities community. We proudly serve Knox, Henry, Warren, Fulton, Stark, Mercer, Henderson, Rock Island, Peoria, McDonough, and Marshell counties in Illinois, and Clinton, Scott, Cedar, Muscatine, Des Moines, Lousia, and Jackson Counties in Iowa.
We’re proud to call the Galesburg, Illinois area our home. It’s where our owners have lived all of their lives and it’s home to the majority of our employees. The more we can do to play our part in keeping our neighbors employed, the better, and that’s one of the reasons why buying local
is so important. Galesburg.org
described this great city best: “It has a rich history of citizen involvement and collaborative endeavors, boasts a truly unique public-private partnership to encourage economic growth.”
Historic Galesburg is rich in its quality of life – let’s keep it that way. In our opinion, when you make a conscious effort to buy local you are saying to your community “I care about your economic growth and I support you.” Buying local stimulates the economy and keeps more money and jobs in the community. In addition, buying local is better for the environment. When people have to travel shorter distances by vehicle let’s say to make deliveries, they make a smaller carbon footprint than if they were to travel farther. Less fuel is emitted into the air and less energy is used preserving the environment.
Buying Local by the Numbers
- $73 of every $100 spent stays in the community when you buy local.1
- On the contrast, just $43 of every $100 spent at a non-locally owned business remains in the community.1
- An additional $235 million per year could be brought into the local economy of an average American city if people of each city were to shift 10 percent of their spending from chains to local businesses.2
Shopping from local suppliers allows money to circulate in your local area, which promotes growth among neighboring businesses. Suppliers that provide specific goods prosper from this growth, and this promotes strong diversity in your community. Always shop local when you have the chance to do so.
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