search locally now...
- There are nearly 55,000 small businesses (fewer than 50
employees) and sole
proprietors serving in the Albuquerque, NM metro area.
- Locally owned stores spend proportionately more on
payroll than chains, making jobs at local businesses better.
- For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business,
around $45 remains in the local economy, compared with about $13 spent at big
box stores. The $45 goes up even higher when buying from a sole proprietor or a
business which is able to buy more of their items locally.
- In other cities where buying local has taken off, such
as Grand Rapids, MI (much smaller than Albuquerque), when consumers shifted just
10% of their purchses from a chain to a local business, payroll increased by $53
million, the regional economic impact was increased by $140 million, and jobs
increased by 1,600!
- The ONLY resource for 100% local businesses in
Albuquerque is ABQ find's business directory; all the others have less stringent requirements. Who
knows where your money is going...
Sources: 2007 U.S. Census; American Independent Business Association, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies; Civic Economics; Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
All over the country, people are improving their local
economies by making sure the money they spend stays in their area instead
of going to large corporations and businesses out of state. In Albuquerque, we
feel the same way. ABQ Find is the Albuquerque Metro's guide to finding a local business that advertises in our business directory.
We threw out the distant franchises and list only your neighbors in over 800
business categories. If it's not local, it's not listed! No more
browsing through hundreds of search results trying to find what you are looking
for. You don't have to search for needles in a haystack and local businesses get Albuquerque internet marketing for a price that fits any budget...even
New listings are being added as soon we get them, so be sure to check back whenever you need to find something near where you are.
We are new so referrals are our favorite. If you know of a local ABQ metro business owner,
let them know that they should put their internet advertising to work in their
community and get qualified business on ABQfind.com so all customers can buy it local!