Why Buy Local?

Why does it make a difference to shift some of your spending to local, independent businesses? We've got plenty of reasons!

To Keep it Weird: Locally-owned businesses are one-of-a-kind enterprises that are vital to the unique character of the Louisville Metro community.

To Keep Your $$$ Local: Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier effect - a boost to the local economy. 

To Keep More Jobs: Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

To Help the Environment: Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.

To Keep Good Karma: Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

To Keep Your Options: A multiplicity of independent retailers creates a greater diversity of products available to shoppers.

New 2020 Reason: We want our local businesses to be around after the pandemic! 

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To learn all about LIBA, visit our website at www.keeplouisvilleweird.com

This website was made possible by Louisville Water Company

"While the pandemic may have changed the way we shop, it hasn’t changed the importance and value of supporting our local assets.  From your favorite neighborhood boutique to great-tasting Louisville pure tap®, everything is better when it’s local!  Louisville Water Company has been an important part of the business community for 160 years—providing the highest quality water for drinking, cooking, growing, processing, and cleaning.  We are excited to continue to support Louisville’s beloved local businesses on this new platform."