Buy Local Survey!

Adelante Mujeres has been working as part of a committee of local business leaders to formulate a campaign that will encourage Forest Grove residents to frequent local businesses, rather than shop outside the area. The committee believes that increased local sales will improve the economic health of the city and will lead to a greater variety of businesses that want to locate in Forest Grove, and seeks input from the community and from local retailers on how to formulate and implement the buy local program.

The committee encourages Forest Grove residents and retailers to help guide the planning of this campaign by filling out short online surveys designed to collect information about the needs and opportunities within the community. One survey is designed for local residents and consumers, it can be found online at:

Another survey is designed for local business owners, it can be found online at:

Alternatively, printed copies of the surveys will be available at Bank of the West, City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, the offices of Adelante Mujeres, BJ's Coffee (in the shopping center next to Safeway), and at the Forest Grove Farmers Market. Results will be tabulated at the end of June.

"We hope to have many returned surveys", says committee member Kati Mayfield, "We want to put together a buy local program that will entice shoppers and produce great results for local businesses".

For more information about the program and the work of the Forest Grove Buy Local Committee, or to obtain copies of the survey in Spanish, please contact Kati Mayfield by phone at 503-992-0078 x 301, or email at