Economic Impact

Locally owned independent businesses over formula businesses will return approximately 3 times the amount of revenue to our local economy. They generate more tax revenue per sales dollar, helping keep your taxes lower.


Locally owned independent businesses reflect the unique character of our community. This, too, significantly impacts our local economy, as people come to our community to find something unique and interesting.


Independent, community-serving businesses are people-sized. They consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air pollution.

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The Brazos Independent Business Alliance [BIBA] is a nonprofit organization of locally owned and operated independent businesses that have joined together to promote the cultural and economic benefits of shopping locally.

BIBA works to ensure the success of Brazos Valley's local independent businesses so that we can continue to contribute to Brazos County's rich character and vibrant quality of life. By preserving what is unique about our area, we can avoid becoming "Anywhere, USA."

Buy local whenever possible. Every time you spend a dollar at local, independent businesses you not only impact the cultural vitality of our community, but you also help build a stronger local economy. 

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