Why Shop Local?

Local shopping is crucial to Wray’s continued growth. The success of local businesses attracts and encourages other entrepreneurs to start local businesses leading to more jobs and revenue re-circulating throughout the community.

The math for buying close to home is compelling—for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 remains in the local economy, and $32 leaves. Compare that to the same $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, where $43 remains in the local economy and $57 leaves.

Small businesses and local businesses are the backbone of our economy. We are local people serving local people and are generally committed to staying and continuing the next generation. Most businesses started out as a small, local business and earned the success of growing and expanding. It’s the American Dream.