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Monday, July 13, 2009

Save Your Local Economy . . .

Food for thought . . . Save your local economy . . . three stores or farms at a time. The 3/50 project is saving the brick and mortars our nation is built on. Think about which three independently owned businesses including farms that you'd miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Purchase a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around. If half of the employed US population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend the same amount in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Buy on-line and nothing comes home. Start the trend, pick 3, spend 50. Save your local ecomony.

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