it’s a day to talk about the importance of local business. a while back thegreenrock.ca started a survey to find out how ‘local’ fits into consumer purchasing decisions.
it turns out that ‘local’ is an important consideration for people when they are buying, and, even more encouraging, people would buy more local goods if they knew local options where available and they knew how to access the goods. the results of the poll will help us build Habits for Your Habitat – Guide to the Good, and that will make it easier for those of us in the Northeast Avalon to include more ‘local’ in our purchasing decisions.
here are couple of highlights –
- it shows that buying ‘local’ is a significant factor for the majority the people
- and the poll also shows that there is a significant potential for local businesses to increase the market share for their goods and services. when asked how they felt about the percentage of local spending, 86.6% of the respondents said they would spend more locally if they knew local options where available and they knew how to access the goods
all good news! thanks to all those who participated.
You can see the survey’s summary of response in this link:
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