Spend it here.
Independently-owned businesses can reduce economic leakage (they keep more money here) and have the best economic multiplier (they keep more money circulating in the local economy because they can support local suppliers and local service professionals). Spend in Northern Arizona !
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Bank it here.
In addition to getting a better deal and more personal service at a community bank or credit union, you’re helping out your community. Locally-rooted financial institutions do more lending to small businesses and help revitalize communities by spurring local job growth. By supporting the safe and sound practices of local financial institutions with your checking and savings accounts, you help nurture a more stable and responsible financial system for the future. Bank in Northern Arizona!
Invest it here.
New finance and investment vehicles are being developed to invest in local business and green real estate rehabs. Consider a CSE: Community Supported Enterprise. For example, your up-front investment in a woodworking shop earns furniture purchases over a period of time, or in a restaurant earns you coupons every quarter or a CSA program Community Supported Agriculture where you can buy a share in a local farm’s harvest. Invest in Northern Arizona !