What is Shop Local?
The Shop Local program is an exclusive program primarily for residents of Middle Smithfield Township who want to SAVE money and SUPPORT their community. Spend less time in traffic and at the gas pump and more time where you want to be.
There has never been a better time to Shop Local and Save Local in Middle Smithfield.
But Why Shop Local?
You can guess how shopping locally helps you; you save tons of money and finish your shopping faster than ever! But how does it help our community?
Local Dollars Spent, Local Jobs Created
Local businesses that thrive create local jobs. It’s that simple!
Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
What’s Spent Here, Stays Here
Also, when you spend your dollars at locally owned independent stores, most of your dollars are recirculated within the community (the Local Multiplier Effect) . ALL our local business owners pay local taxes just like you do, and employ local people – who in turn, pay local taxes. They contribute to our local charities and causes, providing their products as prizes for tricky trays, sponsorships for golf tournaments and donations to community events.
We Stand Out from the Crowd
Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community our home. Our unique businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our place.
It’s the Ultimate Offline Social Network
Shopping within the community brings all residents closer and brings shop owners, families, and friends together. Bring a friend to a local restaurant or attraction, then go on a surprise shopping spree at a local gift shop! It’s amazing how quickly a local bond can grow.