Shop local first…it matters.
Consider the fact that every dollar spent within the Dodge City area can circulate seven times locally. Every dollar spent outside the community is gone permanently. By purchasing merchandise locally, more tax revenues are generated. These dollars go to fund important services such as fire and police, snow removal, animal control in addition to enhancing the quality of life with parks and recreational programs and much more. When we shop outside of the Dodge City area, we are helping other communities with their tax base instead of our own.
When people choose to shop locally, local businesses thrive. In turn, they hire more local people who spend more money locally. More local workers spending more money allow for more local business to open their doors and the cycle continues.
Whether you’re shopping for a new couch, a vehicle, or a pair of shoes, remember your local businesses . . . your friends and neighbors, when making that next purchase. Visit our Business Directory and shop local first!
Chamber Checks are a great way to keep your dollars local! Spendable at several area businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentive. These community gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks. Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy. Visit the Chamber Checks page for a list of Accepting Merchants.
10 Reasons to Shop Dodge
- Shopping Local Creates Jobs
The jobs created allow spending in the local economy and helps create more jobs.
- Local independent shops invest more
in our community. They support local Charities, schools and community events which financially impact our community.
- Local shops sell a wide range of great products
at affordable prices and cater to the needs and wants of the community.
- Shopping local saves you money
Travel expenses and delivery costs for larger items make the overall cost of items
- Shopping local retains our community
Without the support of shopping in the local community, restaurants and services are forced to close.
- Shop Local retains our distinctiveness
Local businesses respond quicker to the needs of the customers and stock products to meet the changing population’s needs.
- Shopping local helps reduce environmental impact
Local shops often stock more locally sourced goods saving long distance freighting.
- Local shops can be easily reached
especially for the elderly and young people and those without transportation.
- Local shops value you more
These businesses survive by their reputation & repeat business which means you get
- a higher standard of service.
- Shopping local saves services
Private and public sector services cluster around shops. As shops disappear, so do banks, restaurants and beauty salons.