The Radcliff Small Business Alliance (RSBA) officially announced its launch at an event sponsored by Mayor JJ Duval on February 20 2013.
The Radcliff Small Business Alliance is composed primarily of Radcliff’s locally owned independent businesses. RSBA aims to help member businesses compete effectively against chain competitors, maintain a diversity of choice, and to help stop the trend of losing community-based businesses.
RSBA was created to raise public awareness:
· of the superior overall values offered by our local businesses,
· the impact on our community of our daily spending decisions, and
· to nurture and enhance Radcliff’s proud and passionate community of local businesses.
RSBA employs a model already proven effective in cities across the Nation and has affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) as part of a rapidly growing network to support independent businesses at the community level.
”Radcliff’s vibrant independent businesses meet unique needs, create and define our community’s culture, and provide stability, accountability, and direct local investment,” President Terry Shortt is quoted as saying. He went on to say “[that] Radcliff is one of the most diverse communities in Kentucky with a unique blend of many cultures.
any international cultures and ethnic traditions. People that made Radcliff their home are often affiliated with military service and have a much more diverse background than found in many other small cities.”
Local businesses typically generate more than three (3) times the local economic activity of remote controlled national chains, thanks to independents spending more money in the local area, including using more local goods and services such as banking, printing, advertising, legal services, furnishings and more. Through this “multiplier effect,” the added taxes collected from local expenditures provide critical support for our schools, parks, law enforcement and more.
”National chains have a place in a community the size of Radcliff, but we can’t afford to lose the real engine of job growth and economic prosperity- the people who own and help run community based businesses” founding member Jerry Brown noted.
The Radcliff Small Business Alliance invites all of Radcliff small business owners to join with them.