It’s been proven that local prosperity is increased by keeping money within the local economy. https://www.amiba.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/independents-comparative-2013-2015-sales-increase-rev100.png Central Florida is a unique and diverse region that would benefit from a long-term “go local” campaign. Spending money with local retailers helps keep the local community alive. The places where we eat, shop, and have fun all have the potential to make a community feel like home. “One-of-a-kind” businesses are a fundamental part of the distinctive character of a community – which is evident in the popularity of neighborhoods such as Avalon Park, Baldwin Park, Celebration, etc., where people can conduct business, socialize and go to school all in the same community.