For every $10 million spent at local brick-and-mortar businesses 57 jobs are created; only 14 are created when that shopping is done online.
For every $100 spent locally about $48 goes back into the local economy. Only $14 goes back if spent online.
Local businesses are more accountable to their own communities. They're owned by the people who live in the community and are more vested in the community's future.