Local businesses enhance our community, connect and support us socially, and enhance wealth and employment by circulating dollars many times between businesses. Research shows that BC local businesses create more than double the economic impact of their out-of-market competitors. For every $100 spent with a BC local business, $63 is re-circulated back into our BC economy.
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& artisan products.
Marketing, interior design,
accounting & legal services.
services & roads.
Wages, local hires,
job creation & spent wages.
Charities, local sports teams
& local non-profits.
Browse the amazing small businesses operating throughout the province in the BC Marketplace. By supporting BC businesses you keep money in the local economy. Own a business? Open your business up to a new audience by creating your own business profile for free.Buy Local Now
Whether you are visiting the farmers market downtown or shopping at a local business that supports local artisan products or service; purchasing local products keeps the money in the Kamloops community as well as supports businesses surviving, growing or looking to thrive.
Examples of Locally grown or locally made product sources to support could be:
Utilizing local services can also help keep the money within the community. There are many local professionals like marketing agencies, lawyers, interior designers or accounting firms that may even be more cost effective than going out of market. Many local services will consult with you for free to help understand your needs, so that you can feel good about the research you have done in choosing the best local service provider possible.
Also at Venture Kamloops many local business support our accelerate program.Learn More About Our Accelerate Program
By supporting local, the businesses within the city also pay a number of taxes that can contribute to your local schools, emergency services, road maintenance or exercise facilities. Small businesses pay an average of 19.8 percent in taxes depending on the type of small business and this may vary depending on corporate status. But supporting local means supporting local infrastructure, the money goes back into your community.Find Out About Kamloops City Capital Projects
By supporting local businesses you are also helping to support local employment. Employees tend to spend their wages within the community. In 2018 an average of 70,800 people were employed in Kamloops, these employees then spend money in the community supporting the local market as well as contributing to local charities or community support groups.More Information on Local Statistics
When local businesses budget for the year, they typically add in a corporate citizen contribution to their marketing dollars. This can include a number of local charities, sponsorship of local sports teams or any non-profits within Kamloops. By supporting these businesses you are in turn supporting your community.Complete List of Non-Profit Organizations in Kamloops