Shift Your spending to support Downtown Ogden

We recognize Ogden’s local and independent businesses are an integral part of the vibrant fabric of our downtown and will continue supporting its leaders, makers and dedicated community members. During this time it is more important than ever to recommit to intentional support of Ogden’s local businesses. Check out the top 10 reasons to shift your spending to support local businesses below. 

Reason #1 – For every dollar spent in a locally owned Ogden business, 55 percent stays right here in Utah. Every cent counts. Make every cent count for Ogden!

Reason #2 – Embrace the Character of Downtown Ogden. Our local businesses help create a sense of place and contribute to Ogden’s unique culture. We’re a one-of-a-kind city with one-of-a-kind shops.

Reason #3 – Buying local helps create local jobs. Per consumer dollar spent, locally owned businesses are better than chains or online retailers at creating jobs.

Reason #4 – Help the environment. When you shop local, you reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of waste in our landfills. 

Reason #5 – You benefit from the passion and expertise of Ogden’s own. Many business owners have spent years perfecting their craft – making their dedication to their business and quality customer service apparent. 

Reason #6 – Keep your tax dollars working in Ogden. Sales tax dollars collected from locally owned businesses pave our streets, protect our parks and keep our neighborhoods safe.

Reason #7 – You encourage innovation and product diversity. Ogden’s local businesses are able to identify the niche markets within our community to create one-of-a-kind products


Reason #8 – Show some love to your Ogden neighbors. Independent businesses give three times more money to local charities than national chains or online retailers. Buying locally strengthens Ogden’s non-profit community. 

Reason #9 – Help keep the American Dream alive. Buying local nurtures entrepreneurship, which fuels prosperity for all of Ogden’s residents. 

Reason #10 – Downtown Ogden is a world-class destination. Our rich history, unique boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants bring visitors from across the state (and globe). Buying local helps us all!

For more information on shifting your spending to local businesses, check out Local First Utah’s website.