Small businesses are the backbone of Wayne County! With thousands in all 43 of our communities, our small businesses employ a large portion of our workforce and are a huge driver of the local economy. From retail and restaurants, to manufacturing and services, Wayne County is full of exceptional local mom and pop shops.
Did You Know: For every 1 dollar you spend at a small business, 67 cents stay in the local economy!
- 44 cents go to the small business owner and employee wages
- 23 cents get reinvested in other local businesses
At Wayne County, we encourage residents and visitors alike to shop small and support local businesses. Whether you're looking for the perfect holiday gift or needing services for your own business, we have a wide variety of unique small businesses all across the County that can meet your needs. Support the businesses that support our communities!
Shop Small Wayne County Campaign
Welcome to the Shop Small Wayne County campaign! Here you can find a great list of local spots for shopping, dining, and more!
If you are a business owner, you can register your small business to be included in the Shop Small Wayne County campaign, which includes promotional features on the website and social media.
Who should register?
Small businesses and small vendors in Wayne County are encouraged to participate in the campaign!
Why should you register?
After submission review by the Wayne County Economic Development team, registered businesses will be listed on the Wayne County website and may be featured on social media pages using #ShopSmall and #SupportLocal.
To register, click the link below.