Saturday, May 31, 2008

Buying local pays

As proof, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance provides this data:

"Every $100 you choose to spend at a locally owned, independent business generates more than $50 in additional economic activity in our region. That same $100 spent at a big-box store creates only $14 in benefit for the local economy. Much of the difference is due to the fact that local businesses buy more goods and services from other local businesses, while chains siphon money out of the state."

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