Why You Should Choose a Local vs. National Moving Company

Why You Should Choose a Local vs. National Moving Company

Why You Should Choose a Local vs. National Moving Company

We can all agree that Texans have an insurmountable level of state pride. As a home-grown company, 3 Men Movers is no different! That’s why I wanted to take a moment to express the importance of “shopping local.” Now wait – this isn’t a ploy to push our services! Because we’re a local company, we have seen the power of Texans who support, grow, and encourage our community to thrive.

Here are just a few reasons to shop local when possible:

We care. Local companies know that without customers, we wouldn’t have a business. Why be treated like a nameless consumer when you can build a real bond with your neighbors by shopping local? Local companies also spend more on charitable contributions because these are our communities too. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the 3MM Community Service page!

We put our money where our mouth is. Local companies spend within their communities, which means more of your money says in Texas and helps to make your home a better place. A study found that, on average, for every $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, $57 of that leaves the state to be spent on outsourced services and/or products, as opposed to a locally owned business where only $27 dollars are outsourced. Local businesses use other local businesses for services such as accounting or maintenance, which are often outsourced.

We create jobs. Local businesses create more jobs than chain stores do. It has been found that “the arrival of a big-box store decreases the number of retail jobs in a region.” Decreased jobs means decreased spending which leads to economical issues in the long run. We also know that the lack of jobs can create and feed into other societal issues, bringing down the overall quality of a community.

By shopping local as often as possible, you are enabling your neighbors to have jobs, you are helping your local economy thrive, and you are supporting your neighborhood so that it can continue being an amazing place to live. When you shop local, you are not only helping yourself – you’re also making a choice to help others!

Sources: Michigan State University’s Center for Community and Economic DevelopmentThe Institute for Local Self-Reliance