• Take the 10% Shift

    The “10% shift” is a campaign aimed at getting members of the greater Syracuse community to shift 10% of their spending to locally owned, independent businesses.

    Make the Shift
  • Shift Syracuse

    The “10% shift” is a campaign aimed at getting members of the greater Syracuse community to shift 10% of their spending to locally owned, independent businesses.

    Make the Shift
  • Become a Shifter

    The “10% shift” is a campaign aimed at getting members of the greater Syracuse community to shift 10% of their spending to locally owned, independent businesses.

    Make the Shift
  • Become a Shifter

    The “10% shift” is a campaign aimed at getting members of the greater Syracuse community to shift 10% of their spending to locally owned, independent businesses.

    Make the Shift

WHY Make the Shift to LOCAL

"We say we want vibrant local economies, healthy neighborhoods and downtown areas—but we don’t always support the existing local options that will help us realize this vision. Take the 10% SHIFT and be part of the solution that creates a thriving community and celebrates our vibrant local identity, a strong sense of place, pride in our community’s history, cultural traditions, and unique natural environment. Whether you're shopping for food, looking for a special gift, searching for a local service provider, or making a significant purchase, a simple shift on your part can help support and improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. Driving demand for Local starts with you.
  • Growing our Local Economy

    With a 10% Shift we can create nearly $130 million (in NEW economic activity) and $24 million in new tax revenue without spending one additional dollar or spending any tax dollars. Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns up to 5 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain.

  • Creating Jobs and a Sustainable Economy

    Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

  • Creating Healthy Neighborhoods

    In a 2012 national poll (American Planning Assoc.), respondents said that having locally owned businesses nearby is the #1 factor in creating an ideal community

  • Team 10 for 10

    Help us reach more people by joining Team 10 for 10 with a $10 contribution. Together we are stronger.

HOW TO SHIFT?

SHIFT THE WAY YOU SHOP

Shifting your spending doesn't cost more - it just takes a little effort!

SHIFT THE WAY YOU SOURCE

If you own a business, shift your sourcing to another local business. Every time you shift, you are helping with strengthening our Upstate economy.

SHIFT THE WAY YOU SPEND

If you are on a non-profit board, make the commitment to shift the way you spend.

MAKING SHIFT HAPPEN

Community members who have made the commitment to shift to local.

Marty Butts

"I started by shifting my food purchases to local options that I knew I could commit to all year round: cheese, eggs, meat, and coffee. Little by little my whole view point towards buying everything changed. Instead of thinking of convenience and price first, I started thinking about relationships I have in the community, and the impact that my choice could have."

Taino

"As a community organizer, my world revolves around connecting social dots within our community. People to people and people to places. That is why I've taken the pledge to shift my spending to support local business. As a community and as a city, our impact on one another is instantaneous which is why we must support one another...socially, financially, and spiritually. We are all connected and therefore obligated to one another."

Michael John Heagerty

"There are NO excuses not to SHIFT your spending towards locally owned and operated businesses."

James

Randy Sabourin

“It's really simple, just a 10% shift in spending from "non-local" to "local" independent businesses can significantly build our local economy, which results in a more vibrant community for us all to enjoy! I see it everywhere I look in Downtown Syracuse!"

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