Huntington Beach Economic Development Department
Urges Residents to Shop Local!
Do you remember the Huntington
Beach Chamber of Commerce's catchy program several years
ago, "Shop, Stay & Play"? That award-winning campaign
included banners along Beach Boulevard and many contests
and promotions to encourage residents to spend dollars
in their own community.
A new effort has been introduced
by Economic Development called "Shop Local".
SHOP LOCAL - Shopping locally is
more vital than ever before. Every dollar spent in
Huntington Beach yields one cent of the sales tax
returned to the City as part of the General Fund, which,
as 59% of the City’s budget, pays for essential
Police and Fire services, street
and road repairs, beach and park maintenance, senior
programs, library services and many more amenities
residents and businesses enjoy are funded through these
general fund dollars.
Shopping locally is one of the most direct ways to
impact the economic health of our community and the
services provided in Huntington Beach each and every
day. Additionally, taxes generated from overnight stays
and meetings also support critical services.
The diverse business economy of
Huntington Beach includes major retailers, local
merchants, car dealerships, hotels, restaurants all
appreciate your staying in town to shop rather than
heading out of town to do your shopping. Think
about the amazing opportunities that Huntington Beach
has to offer, and how your efforts positively impact