Shop Local, Shop Champaign!

Shop Local, Shop Champaign!

As you search the stores for that perfect gift this holiday season, the City of Champaign encourages you to Shop Local, Shop Champaign!   Shopping within the borders of our city provides the greatest possible benefit to our community’s quality of life by growing our tax base. Sales tax revenue funds important services like fire and police protection, road, sewer and sidewalk improvements, and public education.  Local sales tax accounts for 48% of the City’s General Fund revenue, making it the City’s largest single revenue source.  On top of the fiscal benefits, Shopping Local helps to support and protect the 9,000+ retail sector jobs in Champaign-Urbana.  For every $100 spent locally…$68 stays right here in our community!

Remember, by Shopping Local you:

  • Create and protect local jobs
  • Keep your dollars working in your community
  • Put your tax money to work for local benefit
  • Embrace what makes us unique
  • Invest in entrepreneurship
  • Make Champaign a destination!