Congruity Solutions Strengthens Local Arizona Connections

Stronger Local Community Affiliations

We feel strongly about connecting to our local Arizona community. Congruity Solutions is proud to announce our recent membership with the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, as well as Local First Arizona. Our goal is to be the premier resource to small businesses in the East Valley and Phoenix Metro Area for web, social media, business analytics, and point of sale services.

Why do we focus our efforts on locally owned businesses? The Institute for Local Self-Reliance says it best:

1. Local Character and Prosperity
In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

2. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

3. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6. Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9. Competition
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

If you are a member of Local First Arizona, or the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, we want to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us to see how Congruity Solutions can help your business make better business decisions by leveraging the power of our strategic partnerships.

Local First Arizona
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

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