Buy Local is a grassroots campaign of the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance (www.csballiance.org) designed to educate Baltimore area residents to Think Local when they are considering where to make purchases, to Buy Local whenever possible and to Be Local by supporting businesses that keep our community unique. We want to increase market share to independent, locally owned businesses by increasing awareness about the personal and community benefits of choosing local.
This is intended to be a multi-year campaign, which began in November 2004 with an initial focus on restaurants, retail and service businesses.
The objectives of the campaign are to:
Re-circulate more dollars in our community to promote a strong local economy
Support and strengthen locally owned, independent businesses and local jobs