Buy Local Week December 2-8

December 2 - 8, 2019 is Buy local week

The DVBIA is a proud supporter of LOCO BC’s Buy Local Week”, says Charles Gauthier, President and CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. “Our locally-owned downtown businesses are an important part of the cultural fabric of the city, and help to shape and define a unique identity that sets us apart from other cities. We hope that Buy Local Week raises awareness about the importance of local businesses and encourages Vancouverites to support them by shopping and dining locally.”

According to LOCO BC, the organization behind Buy Local week, the average person spends $1500 over the holidays on gifts, food/drink & travel. A 1% shift towards local shopping would create 3,100 jobs and $94 million in wages province-wide.

Learn more about Buy Local Week and how you can support local businesses this holiday season and year-round.