The local economy is the money that directly affects us, that pays our wages and that of our neighbors. It pays for our local schools, roads and infrastructure. It’s the money that allows local businesses to produce goods and services. The more money we can keep circulating in the local economy the better our . . . → Read More: Why it makes sense to buy and source locally
When we buy from locally owned businesses, more money stays in the local economy and multiplies 2-4 times! A 10% shift from chain to local in Franklin County will generate $312 million dollars and 5000+ new jobs.
Follow the money, every dollar spent on local business benefits your community.
SOURCE: Civic Economics – . . . → Read More: The Multiplier Effect of Buying Local
One more report on how investing in local food can reap multiple benefits to the economy.
Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems | Union of Concerned Scientists.
There are so many reasons to support locally owned businesses.
Why Support Independent, Locally Owned Businesses? « UKIAH BLOG.
In Fixing the Future, a one-hour PBS special airing November 18th (check local listings), David Brancaccio visits communities across America using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy.
He interviewed YES! Magazine board chair David Korten for a big picture perspective about what it will take to build an . . . → Read More: Building Community: An Economic Approach
To Beat Recession, Indies Launch Buy-Local Push Small business owners are banding together to encourage consumers to shop nearby independents. Would such a campaign help your business?
The buy-local movement isn’t new. For the past decade, independent businesses have banded together to urge local consumers to spend more of their dollars closer to home. . . . → Read More: Small Businesses Beat Recession with Buy-Local
Buying from a local business has many benefits for Columbus and surrounding communities in central Ohio. The more support we give to community based businesses the more we get back. Many economic studies document this in dollars and cents. . . . → Read More: Why Buy Local?