Did you know it is B.C. Buy Local Week!

December 2nd to 8th is B.C. Buy Local Week, an annual celebration of the unique contributions that B.C. businesses make to our economy.

There are 7 days in #BCBuyLocal Week, so here are 7 ways to Buy Local this week and throughout the holiday season:

1. Shop in Store

Visit your favourite storefronts this holiday season

63 cents of $1 spent at local retailer stays in the community compared to 14 cents for chains.

 

2. Support Communities

Visit shopping streets to find unique goods and services

Keep communities vibrant by supporting bricks & mortar stores.

 

3. Buy local online

Support local businesses out of the comfort of your home

2 out of every 3 dollars spent online in Canada goes to a U.S. multinational. You can buy B.C. when you buy online.

 

4. Buy Local Made

Support BC artists, makers & manufacturers

B.C. has 1800 food/beverage & 600 apparel companies. Manufacturing is B.C.’s 7th largest employer.

 

5. Drink Local

Choose local wine, beer, cider & spirits

Local brewers provide 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada & contributes $6B in tax revenue.

 

6. Eat Local

Choose local ingredients & dine at local restaurants

40% of B.C. farms are small. 65 cents of $1 spent at local restaurants stays in the community compared to 30 cents for chains.

 

7. Buy Local Gift Cards

Give gift cards from local stores & restaurants

60% of Canadians plan to buy gift cards this holiday. You can buy B.C. when you buy gift cards.

 

Last modified: December 4, 2019

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