Love Local - Buy Suffolk

Love Local and Buy Suffolk! Support independently-owned and operated Suffolk, Virginia, businesses.

Impact of Buying Local


According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, when $100 is spent at an independent business, $68 returns to the local community. That same amount spent at a national chain drops the local return to $43. So Love Local and Buy Suffolk!
  • Small business accounts for 65% of all new jobs.
  • For every square foot a local firm occupies, the local economy gains $179 vs. $105
  • Small businesses employ over half of all U.S. workers

About the Program


Love Local - Buy Suffolk is a robust program designed to promote local, independently - owned businesses. The Suffolk Economic Development Department has partnered with Independent We Stand for the initiative. To date, approximately 100 small businesses in Suffolk have already signed up and promote themselves by utilizing marketing mediums such as window decals, brochures, billboards, newspaper, national web and television advertising.

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Join the Movement


For more information about how to grow your business with the Love Local - Buy Suffolk campaign, or how to support your locally owned neighbors, contact the Suffolk Economic Development Department at 757-514-4049.

“Suffolk’s the bright spot in Hampton Roads. It is a beautiful place to live.” Linda T. Johnson, Mayor City of Suffolk

Linda T. Johnson, City of Suffolk Mayor