Because We’re Local.
…But why does this matter?
s a customer, it is important to work with a company you trust. And while large nationwide companies can seem trustworthy, you might wonder why you should shop local or use a local window or glass shop instead. To start, you might not get the flexibility of service or even the product options you’d prefer. But there’s more to it than that.
Working with a local Tucson-born company, like Matrix Auto Glass, is more than just getting superior glass and tinting services. Here are some great reasons to shop local, especially in Tucson:
1. Local Character and Prosperity
In an increasingly homogenized (corporate) world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
2. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining our vibrant Tucson centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes. Even across Arizona!
3. Local Decision-Making
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the Tucson community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. As a customer, that means you too!
4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy
Compared to chain stores, Tucson owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.
5. Job and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
6. Entrepreneurship in Tucson
Entrepreneurship fuels Arizona’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores in Tucson require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
8. Environmental Sustainability
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. Learn more about this one here >
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. Matrix Auto Glass is one of those!
10. Product Diversity
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. Even Tucson has it’s own needs, especially for quality tinting!
Luis “Charlie” Corral, Owner and Founder
Our Team at Matrix Auto Glass is appreciative our community, visitors, locals, and fellow business owners. Tucson and Pima County as a whole has grown so much in the last few years, thanks to the University of Arizona, the City of Tucson (and the Office of the Mayor), downtown activists (like Tucson Chamber of Commerce , Visit Tucson, and Downtown Tucson Partnership), and many other members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Visit us at Matrix!
Bring by your car or have us come to you.
Our tinting and glass repair services are top notch and we’re getting great reviews daily. We hope that you’ll continue to value our history, and that you’ll drive your dollars back into our beautiful Tucson, Arizona community for future growth.
“Customers assume that pricing will automatically be higher at a small business vs. a corporate owned store, as well as they dismiss the perks that many small businesses offer such as customer care, inventory assortment and community support. However, did you know that many of these are misconceptions?”
– Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle, Forbes (Why You Need to Support Small Businesses)
Are you a Tucson business too?
We’d love to help you grow.
We refer, advertise, and partner!
If you love Tucson like we do, we know your business is providing the best products and services out there. We work with all kinds of business owners, from restaurants, to local auto mechanics, and more! Give us a call and let’s see how we can work together to provide Tucsonans greater value and keep our residents shopping local.