A Small Way to Make a Big Difference

If the approximately 115 million projected* U.S. households in the United States shifted $10 per month to locally-owned businesses, nearly $9.3 billion dollars** would be directly returned to fuel local economies. Imagine if instead of $10 per month,an extra  $50 or even $100 was shifted to support local business – that would mean more than $1.3 trillion back into local communities.

You can help support your community by joining Independent We Stand and help spread the word about the importance and benefits – of  ‘buying local.’  Research shows that if you shift a portion of your spending from national chains and the Internet to independent locally-owned and operated businesses, you can have a dramatic effect on your local economy. Buy their products. Eat their food. Use their services. In turn, these locally owned and operated businesses will continually pump your hard-earned dollars back into the local economy by way of taxes, payrolls and purchases.

Get involved in the movement! Register your local business, recommend your favorite and take the pledge to support locally-owned and operated businesses and you can help make a difference!

*According to US Census projection - http://www.census.gov/population/projections/nation/hh-fam/table1n.txt


**Based upon Civic Economics Andersonville Study of Retail Economics study finding: When you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local community. Spend that same amount at a national chain and it drops to $43 or less.

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