Nacogdoches has launched a reboot of our citywide campaign, Shop Nac First, to raise the visibility and importance of buying local in our community. This campaign promotes local businesses and urges our residents to do their shopping and dining within Nacogdoches County. By shopping, dining, drinking, playing, and utilizing local services within our community, we can help Nacogdoches’ local businesses to remain unique, successful, and vibrant. 

Stats from the Small Business Administration

  • There are 28.8 million small businesses in the country.

  • Small businesses account for 99.7% of all businesses in the U.S.

  • Small businesses accounted for 64% of new jobs created in the U.S. between 1993 and 2011.

  • Franchised small businesses employ roughly 8 million people, and make up 40% of all American retail jobs.


Small Business Stats from Other Sources

  • If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, $43 stays in the local economy (Source: Civic Economics Study).

  • If every family in the United States spent an extra $1o each month at a locally owned, independent business rather than a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy (Source: Custom Made).

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