The fifth annual Buy Local Week in BC kicks off Monday, November 28th.
BC Buy Local Week 2016 runs from November 28 to December 4 and has been proclaimed by the Province of BC and many cities and regions around the province. Participating communities include the City of Vancouver and the Hastings Crossing, East Village and West Point Grey business districts, the City of Victoria, the City of Richmond, the City of Surrey, the City of North Vancouver, the Municipality of Squamish and the Township of Langley.
“Our research shows that BC businesses have been losing market share at a greater rate than the national average, slipping to 33.7% recently. In fact, independent businesses in BC have the third lowest market share in the country,” adds Robinson. “This means that governments need to step up efforts to ease burdens, financial and bureaucratic, on local businesses, and consumers need to shift spending where they can to local businesses to keep our local economy thriving.”
LOCO BC encourages shoppers to support independent businesses by purchasing from local producers and businesses during BC Buy Local Week and throughout the year. For every dollar people spend with local businesses, that money recirculates in their community and creates $2.60 of economic impact for their region. Consumers are being encouraged to shift some of their holiday spending to locally owned businesses, and to look for local grown and locally made products wherever they shop.
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