Why is it important to Buy Local?

Blog, Coffee, Environmental Issues, FAQ

We have all heard before that it is important to buy local, time to take action.  Ask your suppliers, “Where does the money end up in the end?  Who owns the company?”  If the money ends up outside of Des Moines, or even Iowa, or they don’t know who actually owns them, it may be time for a change.  Below are some reasons why.


  • Studies show that when you buy locally, the money you used to buy locally is then spent locally.  This strengthens the economic base of the community.


  • Non-profit organizations receive an average of 250% more support from local business owners over large businesses.


  • Small business’s make the community unique.  This keeps interest in where we shop.  The ‘one-of-a-kind’ business gives each community a distinct sense of character.


  • Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases reducing the environmental effect.  They generally set up shop in an established location, keeping urban sprawl down, congestion, as-well-as, keeping down habitat loss & pollution control.


  • Small local businesses provide more jobs to residents.


  • Local business’s often hire people better aimed at understanding their product they are selling & take more time to know the customer’s.


  • Local businesses are owned by people in the community that are less likely to leave and are more invested in the community’s future.


  • Local businesses put your taxes to good use. They require less infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services.


  • Local businesses invest in what their community has an interest in, not what the national sales plans are based on.  This guarantees a much broader range of product choices.


  • Research shows that entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in the communities that foster the ‘one-of-a-kind’ business and distinctive character.


Crystal Clear Water is there for our community.  Having been locally owned and operated since 1975, we believe in the community that surrounds us.  We strive to keep our business local, support local groups, and hire local. 


The best part about choosing Crystal Clear for your local water and office coffee service is that you don’t have to sacrifice quality.  Buy Crystal Clear Water and show your support the community around you!


Until the next time at ‘The Water Blog!!!’