Locally-owned businesses are the backbone of our local economy and the foundation of Santa Ana's unique culture.
Join the movement to think local, be local, buy local.
Remember Shop Local. Shop Santa Ana.
Mayor and City Council Encourage You to Shop Local
Why Shop Local?
Your purchasing choices have a huge impact on Santa Ana.Locally-owned businesses are more likely to recirculate your purchase dollars into payments to other local suppliers. Economists call this a “multiplier effect,” because it redirects more jobs and sales-tax revenue into our own community.
Be a part of the movement. Begin by shifting your thinking, then take action to move your purchases to local first.
Thinking Local is about forming new habits and making Shop Local a part of your routine!
Shop at local food stores, for local food
Seeking out regionally grown food. Santa Ana has great locally owned grocery stores and farmers' markets.
Dine out of the box
Embrace Santa Ana's huge variety of fantastic locally owned restaurants, many of which specialize in local food.
Seek local and be loyal
Check out local options for clothing, coffee, furniture, pharmacies, hardware, auto shops, entertainment and more. Find your favorites and stay loyal to them.
Localize your donation strategy. Santa Ana has hundreds of effective non-profits, many of which are working on issues you care deeply about, right here in your community.