Support local - Calgary’s business improvement areas

Black Friday is a common kick start to the holiday shopping season and this year, Mayor Jyoti Gondek took to local shops to highlight the Support Local campaign.

The Mayor visited several local businesses in the Inglewood Business Improvement Area (BIA). From roller skates to Indigenous art to one-of-a-kind couture and local books, the visit highlighted the diversity and uniqueness offered in each of Calgary’s 15 BIAs.

In fact, a good resource for holiday shoppers is The City’s BIA directory. Each BIA has a web presence providing a neighbourhood-focused variety of shopping and service amenities.

Independent online directories and portals, one example being browseyyc.com, provide additional choice for those looking local.

Apart from the holiday season, it’s important for Calgarians to support local businesses year-round to help them thrive and grow. From the vendor side, businesses that source locally get surety of supply and contribute to a healthy economic cycle.

The City provides free resources to businesses at calgary.ca/supportlocal. And when you discover great finds, share them with the tag #SupportLocalYYC.

Categories: Business and economy


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