If half the employed population spent $50 each month in a locally owned independent business, it would generate $42.6 billion in revenue.*
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and NOTHING returns home!
When you shop locally owned independent businesses, it means better schools, better police and fire protection and better roads. So, why don’t you try it! It benefits us all.
*Employment statistics courtesy
U.S. Labor Department 2/6/09 report;
68/43 stats courtesy Civic Economics