One of the reasons I wanted to live in Austin is the local culture that is promoted. Austin is unique, fun, hip and local. Sure we have our fair share of “big box” corporate chains.
But, we also have a huge local business atmosphere. And the city seems to rally behind it’s local business owners, which is great. Click here for some more info.
Anyhow next time you see Cold Stone, or Amy’s. Pick Amy. The more we choose “local” more cash will stay in the Austin economy, and that my friend is a good thing!