Shopping Local Benefits The Neighborhood: Here Are The Numbers That Prove It

A recent study finds that money you spend at chain stores quickly leaves the community, while money you spend at local businesses helps make the neighborhood better. Think about this the next time you go to the neighborhood CVS or…


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Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy

"Buy Local"—you see the decal in the store window, the sign at the farmer's market, the bright, cheerful logos for Local First Arizona, Think Boise First, Our Milwaukee, and homegrown versions across the united states. The apparent message…


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Achieving prosperity for all

..but how do we define prosperity? Here is what Michelle Long tells us about this: “I just got off the phone with David Korten who is a long time friend and author. He was talking about a visit he had with a man who helped create the Gross…


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Why: Shop Local

Local businesses return 80% of each dollar to your community: which creates jobs, which creates our middle class. Shopping local and independent sounds nice, but we Americans like to save a buck. We like convenience. And, judging from the…


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