1) Keep More Dollars in Portland's Economy
For every $100 you spend at a locally owned business, $45 stays in our local economy, creating jobs and expanding the tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.
2) Reduced Pollution/Resource Waste
By choosing neighborhood businesses, land is conserved, sprawl is limited, and the amount of driving and air pollution involved in running errands is reduced.
3) Conserve Tax Dollars
Studies show that local business districts require less public infrastructure and make more efficient use of city services than sprawling big box stores and shopping centers.
4) Create More Choices
Independent businesses offer a more diverse array of products and services, chosen to meet our needs, not a national sales plan.
5) Endorse Portland's Individuality
One-of a kind businesses are an integral part of what makes Portland a singular city and great place to live. At Jet Video, we strive to give back to the community and contribute to keeping Deering Center interesting wherever possible with events and giveaways -- with more to come in 2014!