Attitude, Interests & Goals
Attitude. In each community, the residents attitude plays an important role in its character. For example, a community in Arizona that shares a common positive attitude towards local business is more inviting to entrepreneur-like minds. If local businesses are inclined to believe they will receive a positive reaction from the community, they are more likely to take the plunge. It is our opinion that for each local business created and sustained within a community, there is a positive reflection and an increased desirability. A community's attitude will ultimately play a role in it’s own value.
Interests. People are the makeup of each community. Many will argue that it’s the home builders and location that define a neighborhood, at least during it’s early days. That may be true, but the residents play a bigger role in defining what an area ultimately becomes through their shared interests. Communities with like-minded economic interests can achieve amazing results, and can quickly become a “highly sought area”.
Goals. When a community shares like-minded goals, the power of numbers will take precedence. If the goal is to support local Arizona business, a community can take off and set impactful examples for the neighboring communities. This chain of events can quickly influence an area’s desirability, in turn raising home values and the local economy.
Support Local Arizona Business Owners
It is our mission to bring light to local Arizona businesses. We will continue to write about, interview and hold events with local business owners in effort to improve the overall quality of life within our communities.
Moving forward, studies have consistently shown an increased desirability for an improved sense of community. We want local markets that don't require a field trip, and we want to experience it with our family, friends and neighbors. We want our money put back into the community and our children to prosper through our examples.
A Balanced Economy
Understand that we are not denouncing national chains. Big companies play an important role in every community's growth and progress. Most often, national chains are responsible for a majority of job creation and the much needed tax revenue to sustain and grow our cities. Creating a balanced economy (local vs chain) is the key to achieving greatness within our communities, and we should not strive for anything less.
The Creek Side Taco Shack is a local taco shop in Queen Creek, AZ. It’s the kind of place that you’ve driven by so many times and often wondered about. Over the years there have been different restaurants to give it the old neighborhood try, but never quite seemed to gain the traction.
If you have been to Hawaii, finding Poke is not difficult. In fact, it is probably more accessible than Mexican food is here in AZ (crazy, I know!). From grocery stores to the local gas station, poke is literally everywhere in Hawaii.