Living: Shop Local

I'm not sure who created this challenge, but I know I'm going to follow it.

3 – What three independently owned businesses would you miss of they disappeared? Stop in. Say Hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases keep those businesses around.

50 – If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned, independent businesses, $42.6 billion in revenue would be generated. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed 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 that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1 – The number of people it takes to start the trend…you.

Are you up for it?

Stop in and give some love to some of my local favorites: ahpeele, Father and Son, Escazu and Cat's Cradle.

I found the challenge on the blog gogoraleigh.

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