Shop Local Pullman
Why should I support local business?
Shopping locally is not only more convenient, it also helps support our schools, hospitals, roads, parks and other necessary services. Sales tax revenues provide the City of Pullman income to support General Fund operations such as public safety (fire, ambulance, police), quality of life functions (parks, recreation, library), and administrative activities (elections, finance & administration, public outreach). These services are in direct support of our residents and those that visit our community.
What can I do?
We may not be able to do much on a national level, but we can do something on a local level. While we all need to be putting money away for the uncertain future, we need to keep spending some money, as we have always done. The quickest way to shut down our local economy is to quit spending. When we quit spending, whether at a local gift shop, or a local restaurant, we stop the circulation of money in our economy. When the gift shop, the hotels, or the café loses money, they let employees go. That employee no longer has an income, so now they can’t spend money, which then hurts even more businesses. Eventually, there will be no money circulating in our local economy. That means fewer businesses, fewer jobs and fewer services for you.
Vow to keep our business community strong
Individuals are the only ones who can truly affect the local economy. Heck, we are the local economy! The government can not save us. Pumping more money into the national economy only means the value of the dollar will go down. We are in control. We must make it our priority to protect our economy by supporting our local businesses. Not only retail, but service and industrial as well. That is the only thing that will keep us safe from the spiraling downward problems currently facing many other areas of the nation.