When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:
- When you spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays on Block Island. If you spend the same $100 at a national chain, your community only sees $43
- Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for you and your neighbors.
- More of your taxes are reinvested in our community--where they belong.
- Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint!!
- We are your friends and neighbors—if you support us, we'll support you.
- We donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
- More independent stores mean more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.
Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating your independents!