Often consumer choices are based on dollar costs. This may seem logical but some priority should be given to creating local employment.

Buying from big box stores is like using a leaky bucket to collect water. It may seem to make sense at first but the extra work quickly reveals that a little effort put toward fixing the bucket save lots of time and energy.

When we buy from big box stores a large percentage of our money goes to out of community, out of province and often out of country head offices and owners. When we buy local we are actually fixing our bucket called community. The small amount more we pay helps circulate wealth within our community rather than someone else’s.

Building a new home or renovating creates valuable local jobs. Using local materials whenever possible creates even more local jobs and community wealth.