The "Shop Local" Impact

Does shopping local really matter that much? How does it build community? Let's consider a current issue addressed at the last Red Boiling Springs, TN Council Meeting (Jan 2019), the poor condition of the city streets and the lack of funding to make the necessary repairs. The revenue to create, maintain, and repair city streets is primarily generated through fuel tax. Fuel tax is charged by the gallon at the pump--the community where the is fuel is purchased receives a percen