I stole this from The Bookery Nook here in The Berkeley District of Denver, Colorado. I think that it’s a super-idea and wanted to share the idea with you guys about what the impact is of buying locally in your neighborhoods.
It’s called the 3/50 Project. And here is how it works.
3 – What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick something up that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around.
50 – If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if ¾ of the population did that.
68 – For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend at a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.
1 – The number of people it takes to start a trend… you.
Save your local economy.
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