May 15, 2009
Baltimore County Encourages Area Consumers to Buy Local
Towson, Md. (May 13, 2009)—
The Baltimore County Department of Economic Development's “ReDiscover Your Neighborhood Downtown” marketing campaign is asking area consumers to do their part to help stimulate the local economy this spring by shopping, dining and spending money at locally-owned, neighborhood businesses.
“As businesses continue to compete for each discretionary dollar, the importance of supporting our local businesses has become even more vital to sustaining our local economy,” stated David S. Iannucci, Executive Director for the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development.
Studies consistently show that when customers buy from an independent, locally owned business, over two thirds of the money spent stays in the community and is used for purchases from other local businesses. These businesses also create more jobs locally, and in some sectors provide better wages and benefits than nationwide chains. The owners often live in the community where their business is located.
There are approximately 3,000 locally owned businesses within Baltimore County’s 13 commercial revitalization districts, which include Arbutus, Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, Landsdowne, Liberty Road, Loch Raven, Overlea-Fullerton, Parkville, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Towson and Woodlawn Village. Businesses include specialty retail shops, restaurants, florists, hair salons, automotive repair shops, and home improvement stores.
“By spending money in local businesses, you maintain the value of your community by keeping businesses open in vibrant neighborhood downtowns,” stated Nancy Hafford, Executive Director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce.
Re Discover Catonsville
Frederick Road & Baltimore National Pike
There are lots of local retailers and restaurants offering a variety of goods and services all along or near Frederick Road. Cy's Tuxedos have bathing suits as well as tuxedo rentals, Plymouth Wallcoverings offers furniture & home decor, Objects Found has antiques and consignment items, and One World Emporium and Jeanna Lynn Bags & Designs offer unique items. Treats abound at Sugar Bakers Cakes and the IYou Scream - Ice Cream, and restaurants include El Nayar, Chef Paolino's Catonsville Gourmet Market & Fine Foods, Jennings Cafe and more
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