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Shop Local!

2012 May 16
by ChristineMoynihan

If your downtown is involved in a “shop local” campaign… I hope you are participating fully!  If your community doesn’t have one yet, I hope you will work with others to organize one.  A few GREAT reasons are listed below, taken from an article entitled: Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses on the website for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.   Visit the website listed below, for more information and ways to support local businesses.  They all make sense to me!

1. Local Character and Prosperity

2. Community Well-Being

3. Local Decision-Making

4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy

5. Job and Wages.

6. Entrepreneurship

7. Public Benefits and Costs

8. Environmental Sustainability

9. Competition

10. Product Diversity


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