Choose Local brings together organizations and shoppers from across the region to advocate for our local businesses and support vibrant local communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put many of these businesses in serious jeopardy. Throughout the past 18 months, more than half of our neighbors who work at locally owned restaurants, retail stores, shops and hospitality services have suffered a loss of income due to pandemic related closures and loss of business. In fact, many local employers have been forced to downsize or close their doors completely. Now, as businesses reopen, owners are having a difficult time hiring support staff needed to make their businesses run smoothly. It’s more important now than ever to support our local businesses as they reopen to serve all of us.
As recently as June, 37% of small business owners struggle to pay rent.
That’s why Choose Local was formed – to raise awareness and drive action toward being part of the solution, so our communities can grow and thrive as the unique and vibrant places we’ve worked so hard to build!
How to get involved:
- Commit to Choose Local
- Explore business listings and profiles on our online directory featuring over 300 businesses!
- Is your business listed? Check here!
To learn more, visit ChooseLocalPGH.org.