Programs for Consumers

We all need to spend more of our money locally!

Learn why you need to spend your money locally and what we are doing to provide modern solutions for how you can spend your money locally. Get to know the people behind the businesses in your community and be a part of the solution!

Why local?

It’s simple, your money stays local!

It stabilizes the local economy through job creation and entrepreneurship. It supports local police, fire, sports teams, and if that isn’t enough… it’s good for the environment because we aren’t shipping things all over the place.

Take a good look at almost any main street USA and you will realize that we have a big problem and need to reconsider what we are doing with our local commerce and local economy.

100% local solution created and run by people right here in Western Mass!

For Every $100
Spent…

Locally Owned Biz – up to $68 returns to your community!

Amazon – nothing comes home!!!

The world and our country are evolving fast, and we need to adapt to new challenges. Over the past years and decades, we have learned that we cannot rely on powerful outside forces, be they public or private, to bring vitality to our home. If we want to maintain and develop the community that we love, it is our responsibility to act and put our money where our mouths are.

Living Local makes this challenge easier than ever. The best way to support the local economy is to participate in it. Until now, finding local businesses committed to reinvesting in their communities could be tedious and challenging. Living Local changes this by curating an easy to navigate directory of local businesses, complete with information about how they support the community, as well as the products and services they provide. As a customer, you can now find a local business sharing your passion to support our community just as quickly as you could place an order from Amazon, with the added bonus of supporting your community and enjoying a more economically impactful shopping experience.

How?

How we spend our money locally is one of the main things we all need to work on together.

When we transitioned from the industrial age into the informational age and everything became global, we lost local in the process! Huge companies like Amazon are winning becasue they are providing better solutions and pricing for buying in general everything.

We are not likely to get rid of them anytime soon. The day that we can buy a TV that was made down the street may never come but there are things that we can buy locally like food and gifts from local artisans and hiring locals. That is all very doable but providing modern local solutions for this takes a lot of time and money and even more importantly, we will have to work together to make it happen.

 

We can eat locally!

Right now there is no easy modern (Amazon-like) solution for eating locally. But we are working on it! We will be partnering with other local organizations and businesses to create a solution that is modern and appealing to today’s consumers. Join our mailing list and stay tuned for more information about this and all of the things we are doing and planning to do in the future.

We can shop locally!

Right now there is no easy modern way to shop locally.  But we are working on it! We will be partnering with other local organizations and businesses to create a solution that is modern and appealing to today’s consumers. Join our mailing list and stay tuned for more information about this and all of the things we are doing and planning to do in the future.

We can hire locally!

Right now there is no easy modern (Amazon-like) solution for hiring locally. But we are working on it! We will be partnering with other local organizations and businesses to create a solution that is modern and appealing to today’s consumers. Join our mailing list and stay tuned for more information about this and all of the things we are doing and planning to do in the future.

How To Get Rewarded For Spending Your Money Locally!

Right now there are no all-inclusive “Western Ma” incentive programs that reward you for spending your money locally. But we are working on it! We will be partnering with other local organizations and businesses to create a solution that is modern and appealing to today’s consumers. Join our mailing list and stay tuned for more information about this and all of the things we are doing and planning to do in the future.

How To Get Involved!

Get Involved and be part of the solution

Spend Your Money Locally

Spend your money locally! Just change how you think about shopping and think local first. Before you buy something, think to yourself, is this available at a local business?

 

Make A Donation

Living Local 413 is a 501c3 non-profit. Every little bit counts so please consider making a donation for any amount that you would like. Your money will be used to help support our programs and the entire business community here in Western Ma!

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to help us achieve our goals. If you would like to volunteer some of your valuable time and help us here at Living Local 413, please let us know. You can just fill out the Volunteer Form here or if you are interested in being on one of our boards or committees go to our about page here.

Stay Up To Date

Be sure and stay up to date with what is happening with Living Local 413 and the business community of Western Mass. We have a monthly newsletter and we periodically make announcements about our programs and things that happen as we go along.

Claim Your Business

Make sure your business is listed in our database and is s part of the Living Local 413 business community. We are putting a lot of effort and funding into making sure that people are being sent to our website and that your business listing can be found easily.

Your Town/City Page

We have 103 towns/cities in Western Mass. If you work for or represent one of them and want to make sure your town/city is making the most of its business community page, please feel free to contact us and we will help you make sure that your page is customized to truly represent your unique business community and what it has to offer.

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