When you shop local, you are investing in your community. For every dollar spent on a local business, approximately 67 cents stay in the community to fund schools, infrastructure and essential government services. In Jefferson Parish, small businesses account for 53% of jobs and $4.9 billion in annual payroll. The pandemic threatens these local businesses, which have long been the backbone of the economy.
Spend Local JP urges residents to keep their favorite homegrown brands alive. Choosing to eat local, shop local and support local will have long-term, far-reaching impacts for businesses and their community. Learn more at SpendLocalJP.org.
– Kelsey Scram, JEDCO