Locally owned since 1990, the team at MacSolutions Plus is proud to be living and working in Western New York. We’re 100% committed to giving our neighbors the high-quality, personalized service they deserve every day. Here are five reasons you should shop local:

1. More money stays in our community

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain. 

(Civic Economics, 2008)

2. Small businesses = job growth

Small businesses are the engine of the American economy, having created 64 percent of new American private sector jobs generated in the past 15 years—that’s 40 million net new jobs according to the Council of Economic Advisers. (www.sba.gov)

Small businesses create 43% of all high-tech employment. (www.sba.gov)

3. Choosing local boosts economic activity

A 10% shift in market share from chains to locals could result in: Nearly $140 million in new economic activity, over 1600 new jobs, and providing over $50 million in new wages. (Civic Economics, 2008)

4. Locally owned businesses support other local businesses that support other local businesses, and so on…

Local firms procure local goods and services at more than twice the rate of chains. (Anderson Study of Retail Economics, 2004)

5. We’re invested in our community’s future

Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. (Institute for Local Self-Reliance, www.ilrs.org)