Buy Local from Black-Owned Businesses
When you buy local, you help build a stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services and credit unions, just to name a few. So many black owned businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Black Entrepreneurs of BC businesses keep your community strong!
The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.
Black History month is celebrated in February each year as a way to celebrate and recognize the achievements of Black members of our community and how they have helped shape the world we live in today. We’re celebrating Black awareness month, as a way to focus on the present, and shine a light on the current day contributions that Black-owned businesses make to their communities and the local economy.
Check out the black-owned business directory from our partner Black Entrepreneurs of BC (BC wide).
Other directories that can connect you to black-owned businesses are Afrobiz (BC wide), and Black Business Association of BC (BC wide).
This campaign was funded by the Government of Canada’s Shop Local Initiative, with funding dispersed through the BC Chamber.