Shop local? Why should I?


Here at ShopLocalOmaha, we tell you to shop at Omaha’s local, independent businesses. But why? Here are a few reasons:

-Local businesses provide a “main street” feel and add to the city’s uniqueness.

-Studies show that for every $100 spent in a local business, $68 stays in Omaha. That’s compared to $43 for every $100 spent at a national chain store.

-Local businesses often give superior customer service when compared to their chain store counterparts.

indielover-Shopping local is environmentally friendly. Local businesses often buy from local suppliers, which saves on shipping costs, fuel, extra packaging, etc.

-Buying from local businesses encouragesentrepreneurship. Help those small business owners thrive!

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