LOCO BC’s goal is to build stronger communities through research of policies and practices on fair and just economies and contribute to a world where resilient communities are based on shared economic prosperity.
They produce research that demonstrates the beneficial practices and impacts of independent businesses, engage with businesses to measure and promote their impacts, and educate consumers and purchasers whenever possible. They also research the challenges faced by independent businesses, advocate for reducing these barriers, and work to build bridges between businesses and policymakers.
LOCO BC works with longstanding partner Dehoney Financial Group to offer group extended health, and critical illness and RRSP plans to independent businesses that often struggle to find affordable, accessible insurance. They have insurance packages on extended health and dental, critical illness, and group retirement savings.
LOCO BC has made a tremendous effort to study the effects of local businesses and their contributions to the economy and community that they are located in. You can read the reports that they have produced on the page linked above.