May 15, 2022

The Various Advantages of Buying Locally

By: Jessica Brown

Indeed, many of the things that we use on a daily basis, whether electronic gadgets, tools, and even our vehicles, have a touch of 'international' in them. Most of them may have been manufactured overseas, while others may have been created in the country, except for the parts making up a majority of their nook and cranny.

In such a case, there are actually benefits to buying all your goods locally. Below are just a few examples.

1. You Get to Create Jobs

When you purchase locally, you are contributing to your local economy, which also means, in a way, that you are also helping to sustain and create jobs within your country.

2. You Get to Support Local Business

If you are the sort of person who prides himself in supporting your local vendors, then you will likely be glad to know that by choosing to buy locally, you benefit local businesses. The American economy is based on small businesses, and in many cases, these stores are owned by local residents who are working in order to sustain their families. Hence, by buying locally, you are supporting their businesses as well.

3. You Get to Protect the Environment

When you choose to buy locally, you are also helping to protect the environment. You are able to consume fewer resources, and you are also able to reduce the carbon footprint that you leave behind. This can be a great way to begin saving the earth, a task that many of us struggle with.

4. It Can Be Cheaper

If you want to save money, buying locally can be a great way to help you do so. Because local small businesses do not have the high overhead costs that international companies do, they can (in many cases) afford to sell their products for cheaper than the bigger companies.


Our society has become more and more dependent on science and technology, and this dependence has been directly connected to the fact that we have been buying a lot of our goods from overseas. While this can be a good thing for the economy and for people who live in many different places, we must never forget to support the local business.

And by doing so, we can enjoy some benefits that are more than worth the local support that we are willing to extend.

With all of that being said, if you want to avail more Ohio made products to support the local industry, look no further than our amazing artisan selections here at Ohio Artisan Collective. We are a gift shop and coffee bar located at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, and we feature products made by Ohio Artists, Makers, and Food Companies. You may check out our online sections as well for more of our homegrown and homemade brands.

Ohio Artisan Collective


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