Why Shop Thornton First?

Each year, the City of Thornton retains a portion of the Vendor Fee in order to be re-invested in programs and services that support Thornton businesses. The Shop Thornton First campaign and website are funded by these revenues.

Curious how shopping locally benefits you and your community? We’ve got answers! Shopping in Thornton:

Keeps $$ in our economy – Local businesses tend to reinvest a large amount of their revenue back into the local economy.

Creates local jobs – Local businesses create employment and self-employment opportunities.

Helps fund city services – Sales tax revenue funds vital services such as: police and fire protection, street repairs and parks and recreation.

Supports nonprofits – Local businesses strongly support good works in our neighborhoods through donations and contributions.

Helps the environment – Shopping close to home reduces sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

Invests in entrepreneurship – Nurturing local business helps ensure a strong community and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

Makes Thornton a destination – The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we attract tourists, shoppers and others who want to shop, stay and eat in Thornton.

Provides a happier shopping experience – You get better treatment from your neighbors.

Promotes competition and diversity – Competition and diversity lead to more choices and better prices for you.