We want you to "Be Local" because your money does more good when it's spent at Be Local businesses. It's used to:
- reduce waste and conserve resources through recycling and composting programs;
- pay Calgary workers a Living Wage so there is less poverty in our communities;
- is spent at other local businesses and non-profits so that we can all prosper.
Locally owned businesses spend, on average, 25% more of their revenue locally. This means your money recirculates in Calgary 2-4x and creates more good each time it changes hands. This multiplier effect means you aren't just supporting one business' green efforts, you are supporting many.
Be Local businesses are at the forefront of the new economy, demonstrating that business can make a fair profit while contributing to healthy and prosperous communities. We invite you to explore our Be Local businesses who are contributing to a more vibrant Calgary by checking out our Marketplace.