Come to downtown Libertyville and be part of the movement to support and celebrate our great locally owned, independent businesses. Studies show that buying from an independent, locally owned business – rather than a nationally owned business – benefits the community on many levels:
Grows the economy – Buying local supports the Libertyville economy, because local business owners spend significantly more with other local service providers, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
Contributes to local character – Our one-of-a-kind businesses and restaurants are an important part of the distinctive character of Libertyville.
Improves local product sourcing – Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town as opposed to developing on the outer boundaries.
Generates more jobs – Local businesses are some of the largest employers nationally and provide the most jobs to residents.
Delivers better customer 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.
Are invested in the community – Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
Provides fuel for competition – 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.