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10 Top Reasons to Shop in the Village of Homer Glen

There are so many reasons to shop local ... to shop in the Village of Homer Glen! If you have additional great reasons to shop in Homer Glen please send those suggestions to Economic Development Director Janie Patch.
  • Shopping in Homer Glen creates local jobs. - Businesses in Homer Glen create local employment and self-employment. In turn, people employed in Homer Glen spend a good portion of their pay in our community, helping our local economy.
  • Homer Glen has a lower sales tax. - The sales tax in Homer glen, on general merchandise, is 8%. In Orland Park the general merchandise sales tax is higher at 9%. In Joliet the sales tax is 8.75%. In New Lenox, Romeoville and Bolingbrook the sales tax is 8.5%. Homer Glen has a lower sales tax than area communities.
  • Local independent shop invest more in the Homer Glen community. - Local businesses are proportionally more generous in their support of Homer Glen charities, schools and community events. So supporting Homer Glen shops means a positive financial impact on our community.
  • Shopping in Homer Glen saves you money. - Some out of town shops have done a good job convincing us that smaller local businesses expensive. If you add travel costs and the cost of your time, the overall expense of shopping outside the Village of Homer Glen is much higher. Shopping local = less expensive!
  •  Shopping local helps create a community. - People don't like losing shops and services in small towns but don't equate this to how they spend their money. Shopping in Homer Glen helps stores to remain and to grow in our Village.
  •  Shopping local retains our distinctiveness. - Local, independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and often stock unique products. Local businesses respond more quickly to the needs of Homer Glen customers, stocking products to meet our residents' needs.
  • Shopping local helps to protect our environment. - Local shops often stock a higher percentage of locally sourced goods which do not require long transportation delivery journeys. Shopping local helps to reduce our global footprint.
  • Local shops are for everyone. - Most people can get to our Homer Glen shops easily and this is especially important for our older residents and for young people without vehicular transportation.
  •  Local shops value you more. - Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. Local businesses survive by their reputation and from repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
  •  Shopping local helps to grow Homer Glen's commercial service sector. - Private and public sector services cluster around shopping opportunities. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, insurance offices, etc.