1. Money Spent Here Stays Here
If residents of San Saba County would transition just 20% of their out-of-county retail spending to in-county spending businesses would gain an estimated $500,000 in retail sales.
2. Jobs and Wages
Supporting local businesses provides support to the jobs they offer. An increase in local spending could add new jobs to the county.
3. Stronger Tax Base
An increase in local spending will generate an increase in municipal tax revenues.
4. Local Business Owners Invest In Our Community
Local businesses are owned or managed by people who live and work in our communities, raising their families and investing in our communities' futures. They support our churches, our schools, our organizations, and our quality of life.
5. Better Variety
Local businesses provide a wide variety of products and services, right here in our community. Many of these are "one-of-a-kind businesses that provide our community with its own distinct character. The more people shop here, the more products and services will be available.
6. Convenience Equals Savings
Shopping locally saves you time and money. A shopping trip outside of our county costs you for every mile you drive, each way, and valuable time away from your home. Pocket the savings and treat your family to a night on the town!
Shopping locally reduces your gas consumption and pollution. Also, local stores help to sustain a vibrant, downtown community.
8. Keeping Local Dollars in the Economy
An increase in spending in San Saba County would induce an increase in sales, more jobs and more dollars in new personal income.
9. Local Character and Prosperity
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an advantage in offering quality of life and unique experiences.
10. Friends and Neighbors
Local businesses are staffed by local residents, your friends and neighbors. You get better service from people you know and who know you. And, you can catch up on "what's new" with other customers as you shop.
11. Non-profits Receive Greater Support
Your support of local businesses helps to ensure that they are able to continue their giving to our local non-profits. Your own charitable gifts are a means of spending locally when you keep those donations in San Saba County.
12. Vote With Your Pocketbook.
San Saba matters to you. Let our businesses know you want them to stay and succeed in our county.