Shop Local, Shop St. John
The Shop Local Shop St. John campaign was launched in December 2012 by the St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development Department and Economic Development Council (EDC) with input from St. John businesses and merchants. The Shop Local Shop St. John mission is to support locally owned, independent businesses in St. John Parish, to maintain our unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, and build community economic strength.
Our three focus areas are:
- Informing citizens of the values provided by community-based businesses and their importance to the local economy, culture and social fabric.
- Group branding, promotion and advertising to elevate the collective profile of our community-based businesses and bring to them some of the advantages chains enjoy.
- Creating strong relationships with local government and the media to inform local decision-making and give a voice to the locally owned independent business community.