Why Buy Locally?
Be aware of
the impact of your Encinitas dollars.
Where you spend your hard
earned money makes a big difference.
Encinitas business returns a large portion of each dollar spent
back to the community. Local businesses assist the community
through a “multiplier effect”: one dollar spent at a local
business will return many times that amount within the community
through taxes, employees’ wages, and purchase of materials and
supplies from other businesses.
In addition, these businesses will
turn that dollar back into the community through school funding,
youth activities, social services, and contributions to local
non-profit organizations. The sales tax page gives great
information about the local Encinitas programs and services
funded by sales tax generated locally.
for a richer community
Local businesses are located
in all five communities of Encinitas.
You can grab
an espresso, pick up locally grown produce at the farmers
market, freshly baked bread from the bakery, shop for unique
gifts or household items, or choose a good book for a day at the
beach. You can get your hair cut, have your taxes prepared, or
make a deposit at your friendly community bank or credit union,
all without leaving Encinitas.
businesses add to the character that is Encinitas, contributing
more than just goods and services. They offer personalized
attention, add diversity to our shopping options, and bring life
to historic buildings in our older sections of Encinitas.
They pay their
employees—and local taxes—with the income they receive from
most employees come from areas close to the stores, so when you
buy locally, you are supporting many of your neighbors that work
in local Encinitas businesses.
Each time you choose to spend your dollars in
Encinitas at a local business, you are voting with your
wallet for the continued strength and vitality of our city