Plug for board room opening in J-ville this spring... all local everything they can get. Local shapes & shappers...not sure but I hear Rhino, AFG, Flyline, (all smaller guys) and Whisnant (east coast legend). In house shaping... the works.
What I'd like to see these shop owners do, is go out on a limb, support a local shaper by making 1/2 of their board inventory from the shaper and the other half from various "popular" companies (not china pop-outs), or take it one step further and have a shaper work in-house. This would benefit the shaper, the shop owner, AND the customer.