Who we Buy From Today Determines our Tomorrow

#ShopLocalFirst is a community-wide campaign built on the premise that it has never been safer, easier, or MORE IMPORTANT to shop local. 

Why Support Local Small Businesses and #ShopLocalSafely?

1

Support the Economy

Small businesses generated $5 billion in economic output and paid $1.9 billion in labor income to employees. An increase of small business sales by 5% would result in an estimated 2,800 new jobs.

2

Preserve and Protect Jobs

One in three people in Olmsted County work for a small business. Shopping local supports these businesses and their employees - your friends, family, and neighbors.

3

Keep Dollars Local

Small business pay on average $271 million in state and local taxes. These dollars support the infrastructure, parks, and services we all enjoy. Keep your dollars local - they are reinvested back into our community.

Economic Contribution of Small Business

Report developed by the University of Minnesota Extension using data from 2016

1.7 Billion

Paid by Olmsted County Small Businesses in the form of Wages and Benefits

53 k+

People in Olmsted County are employed by a small business

3800

Listed businesses in Olmsted County

Rochester Ready Founding Partners

Rochester Ready Partners-06
City of Rochester

Partner

Rochester Ready Partners-07
Destination Medical Center

Partner

Rochester Ready Partners-04
Experience Rochester

Founder & CEO

Rochester Ready Partners-03
Olmsted County

Partner

Rochester Ready Partners-01
Rochester Downtown Alliance

Partner

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Partner

Rochester Ready Partners-05
Mayo Clinic

Partner