Buy Vancouver is the effort of volunteers — volunteers who are busy people, running their own businesses. But we give our time to Buy Vancouver, because it matters.It matters to our businesses.
It matters to our community.
Much research has been done in cities around the United States that point to the value of supporting local, independent businesses.
Annual surveys by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance show that independent businesses and communities show major gains when they’re bolstered by shop local campaigns.
We believe that a vibrant Vancouver needs thriving local businesses to grow our economy and maintain our character. This city is rich with history. We don’t want it to look like Anytown, USA.