In his book Going Local, Michael Shuman said that “going local does not mean walling off the outside world. it Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employing local workers at decent wages and serving primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependant on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs.

In the spirit of all of those end-of-year countdowns, Pittsburgh Gas Grill and Heater Company presents you with the Top 10 reasons to buy local.

10. Because Local Non-Profits Receive Greater Support. Local business owners donate more to local charities than non-local owners.

9. Local business owners invest in their community. Local businesses are owned by the people who live within their community. They are less likely to leave and are more invested in their community’s welfare and future.

Pittsburgh Gas Grill and Heater Company is not only a local Pittsburgh-area business, but we ourselves strive to buy local and small. Everything we sell was Made in the USA!