6.09.2009

Pick your 3 {three}

During some blog hopping last night, I came across this lovely badge on Leslie's blog. The badge then lead me to a great statistic about shopping in the local economy. 

"If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue." ...and... "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." 

Check out project 3/50 for yourselves. It just may deter you from eating or shopping at the nearest chain retailer. 

Happy shopping.

7 comments:

  1. Deal. Veggies will definitely be bought at the farmers' market now!!!!

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  2. wow. interesting will def check it out. we buy all our fruits and produce locally. oh and coffee. wish there was more we could support locally,

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  3. I do that already! In Greece and specifically in my hometown we don't have Malls and chain stores. Plus Greeks buy fruit and vegetables locally (the moto is "who do you trust?"). However in big cities the case is different.

    Interesting post!
    xoxo

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  4. Great posting honey...I do see the difference between Tampa and West Palm Beach regarding the corner local farmer selling their locally grown products. Tampa has more of these...MM

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  5. spend money on meeeeeee! lol. i am a local independent business!! so, for anyone reading this post and in need of photography in the south florida area--contact me! i will give you a nice perk and we can save the economy, too!!! lol.
    love it!--becky
    www.secretgardenphotography.net

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  6. *ANYTHING* to stop the proliferation of big box stores.

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  7. Thanks for the shout-out! If we all pay this forward we can make a difference.

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Thank you.