— Buy Local —
Encourage your Local Community
Local businesses strengthen communities, build resilience and foster innovation right here at home.
They also create good jobs for our local communities, support our charities, contribute significantly to our tax base and re-circulate money locally, by relying on other local businesses as suppliers for administrative, marketing, financial and other services.
Indeed, a growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character. Buying products such as Léo Désilets’s formulas, proudly made in Canada, directly supports our communities!
Good for the Planet!
When we buy Canadian, we also help to reduce our carbon footprint, as products made closer to home require much less transportation.
Locally owned businesses also contribute far less to urban sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution. For instance, a product that is designed, sourced, manufactured and sold in Montreal requires 25 times less external resources than a similar product made in the far East. Buying products made in Canada makes our planet greener and just makes sense!
Support your Local Economy
When you buy local, your money stays local, and it strengthens the local economy in 2 ways..
First and foremost, buying local fuels new employment and job opportunities for people within the community. Studies show, locally owned businesses employ more people per unit of sales, and retain more employees.
Regardless of what sectors and industries we work in, we are all part of this cycle. When we encourage Canadian businesses, we are securing jobs, helping to create new ones and let’s not forget, when Canadian businesses are successful, they are in a position to give back to the communities they serve by supporting local charities, and cultural associations.