19 How Are You Thinking Local? Now more than ever it's crucial to think local. Much of the time it can be as simple as asking ourselves the question: From employee gifts to catered food to gift cards to experiences to nonprofits, how can we better prioritize local shops, restaurants, hospitality locations, and services? Thinking local and supporting local is more than just a movement-it's an economic driver that ensures the sustainability of our County and the incredible entrepreneurs and businesses who call it their home. Our challenge to everyone, including us, is to consistently evaluate buying and sourcing practices-both professionally in the workplace and personally in our lives-to support local as much as we can. Together we can impact our County's prosperity and the success of our peers with the choices we make.