Join the Movement

Want to improve Martinsville - Henry County? Join the movement! Make a commitment to shop local first, before turning to the internet or going out of town to make purchases.

Why does shopping local matter?

Because what you spend here, stays here. Martinsville - Henry County residents spend over $49,000,000 outside our community each year. Shopping local would mean keeping more of that money in the local economy.

  • Out of every $1 spent in a locally owned store, 68 cents stays in our community. 
  • Studies have also shown that as little as 13 cents out of every $1 spent at national chain stores may stay in the community.

Shopping locally, especially in independent locally owned stores, means more jobs for our citizens, a lower unemployment rate, more sales tax dollars funding our school systems, more dollars to fund city and county endeavors, and a better economy for Martinsville - Henry County residents!

 

Training Manual: How to List Your Business and Products

 

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