If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $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 stays
Gadsden Times Staff Reports
Tonight’s First Friday has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather.
Downtown Gadsden Inc. Director Kay Moore said the decision was made following consultations with the Gadsden-Etowah Emergency Management Agency.
The next First Friday will be April 6.