Since 2013, Love Live Local has been communicating the importance of Cape Cod’s independent businesses and citing study after study that show small businesses make communities unique, create more jobs, bring in more tax revenue, donate more to local charities, are more invested in the community’s welfare, contribute less to sprawl, and value their customers more.
Since 2020, Love Live Local has been producing our own research in order to quantify, assess and analyze the importance of Cape Cod’s locally owned businesses on our local economy, as well as the impact of national trends on them.
energy MATTERS 2023 Report
Love Live Local and Cape Light Compact came together in 2023 to produce this primer on energy use, its associated environmental impacts, and what measures can be taken by local businesses to address the issue here on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.
Download our 2023 energy matters infographic
OUR 2022 INSTALLMENT OF LOCAL MATTERS –
Spotlight on local providers
A further comparative survey and data analysis detailing the impact of the independent and locally owned business community on Cape Cod.
Download our 2022 infographic
Our 2022 Local Matters research was made possible thanks to the support of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.
our 2021 installment of LOCAL MATTERS –
A look into nationwide corporate concentration, consolidation and power and its impact on the local business community on Cape Cod.
Our 2020 Installment of Local Matters –
A survey and analysis detailing the impact of independent and the locally owned businesses community on Cape Cod, as compared to their national chain and corporate counterparts.