If Every Family Spent $100 Of Their Holiday Budget At A Local Business, We’d Be Able To Give Our Communities One Big Gift this Holiday Season.

Talk about a happy holiday! If every family in the country spent $100 of their holiday shopping budget at locally owned, independent businesses over $7.8 billion* would be directly returned to local communities. By shifting just a portion of your holiday spending, you can help create more jobs and a stronger economy so we can all have a happy new year!”Use the calculator below to find out what kind of economic impact you could make by doing the same in your metro area.

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* Based on Civic Economics Andersonville Study of Retail Economics: When you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local economy versus $43 when spent with a national chain. Based on U.S. Census projection of 115 million households.

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