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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Shop Local This Holiday Season


We recognize Ogden’s local and independent businesses are an integral part of the vibrant fabric of our downtown. During this time it is more important than ever to recommit to support of Ogden’s local businesses. Check out the top 10 reasons to shift your spending to support local businesses below.

#1 – When you support locally owned businesses in Ogden, 55 percent of your spending stays right here in Utah. Every cent makes a difference – make them count for Ogden! 

#2 – Embrace the unique charm of Ogden’s downtown area. Our local businesses play a vital role in shaping our city’s identity and contributing to its distinct culture.

#3 – Choosing to buy locally helps create job opportunities within our community. Locally owned businesses are more effective than chains or online retailers in generating employment for our residents. 

#4 – Make a positive impact on the environment. When you shop locally, you reduce your carbon footprint and help decrease the amount of waste in our landfills.

#5 – Benefit from the passion and expertise of our very own Ogden entrepreneurs. Many business owners have dedicated years to perfecting their craft, reflecting their commitment to quality customer service.

#6 – Keep your tax dollars working right here in Ogden. Sales tax revenue collected from locally owned businesses contributes to maintaining our streets, preserving our parks, and enhancing neighborhood safety.

#7 – Encourage innovation and product diversity by supporting Ogden’s local businesses. They have a keen understanding of our community’s unique needs and preferences, leading to the creation of one-of-a-kind products.

#8 – Show your support for your fellow Ogden neighbors. Independent businesses contribute three times more to local charities compared to national chains or online retailers. Buying locally strengthens Ogden’s nonprofit sector.

#9 – Help preserve the American Dream. Buying local nurtures entrepreneurship, which fosters prosperity for all residents of Ogden. 

#10 – Ogden’s downtown area is a top-tier destination. Our rich history, distinctive boutiques, and exceptional restaurants attract visitors from all corners of the state and worldwide. Supporting local businesses benefits us all! 

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