Here are a few more reasons why:
They make purchases requiring less transportation and usually set up in existing commercial corridors. This means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. Also, local businesses in neighborhoods need comparatively less infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
Where we shop, where we eat, where we play – these are the things that make our neighborhood home. Chain stores change the character of our towns and cities. Small businesses choose products based on what customers love and need, not a national sales plan.
Whether you are an ardent "Buy American" enthusiast or not, every purchase you make at Simply New York has a positive impact on our neighborhoods, cities and state and helps keep a New York company open and New Yorkers employed.
And that's a good thing for all of us that call New York home.