Every city, town and village could use a site like Shop Local.

Shop local. Support local business owners. Keep your money in town.

When you buy from the big chains, you’re literally helping Big Business impoverish your community. Profits go back to headquarters – usually not your city, your state and sometimes not even your country.

Does that make sense?

Here’s a local New Orleans initiative called Stay Local.

Backstreet Museum Mardi Gras Day 2007
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