What three independently owned business would you miss if the disappeared? Stop In. Say Hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.
If half of the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if ¾ the employed population did that.
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 comes home.
Pick 3, Spend $50, Save your local economy.