With North Dakota facing a labor shortage, the case for local businesses and job creation seems irrelevant. But there are numerous other reasons to support and attract local businesses in your community.
We’re frequently asked by community leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners, “So what businesses are considered local?” In rural communities the short answer is, the ones your community supports, has a relationship with or needs in order to maintain quality of life.
Most of us know and understand there is a multiplier effect associated with spending your money with local businesses and keeping that money circulating in the local economy. But just focusing on where we spend our money would be short-sighted