Local Dry Cleaners
We’re local in the cabeza
We’re proud to be a local business and to support other local businesses and organizations here in Austin. There are many well-documented benefits to Austin for each of us choosing to support local, independently owned businesses. We thought we would provide you with a top 10 list of why you should choose local.
- Improve the Local Economy: Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. These studies also show that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.
- Support for Community Groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses. No where is this more true than at EcoClean through our PROPs program. Every week we donate 5% of our Wednesday sales to a local non-profit.
- Keep Austin Weird: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun -- all of it makes Austin home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of the real Austin.
- Reduce Environmental Impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
- Create More Good Jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
- Get Better Service: Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
- Invest in Community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in Austin, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in Austin’s future.
- Put Your Taxes to Good Use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
- Buy What You Want, Not What Someone Wants You to Buy: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
- Encourage Local Prosperity: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.