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!”
Find out what kind of economic impact you could make by doing the same in your metro area.
INDEPENDENT WE STAND HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Find and share the special items that you can only find at independently owned businesses. Follow our ‘Holiday Gift Guide’ board on Pinterest and we will add you as a contributor so you can start pinning your must-have ‘indie’ items to the board.
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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.