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San Francisco Retail Diversity Study

San Francisco Retail Diversity Study

Did you know that even a modest change in your buying behavior can have a tremendous impact on the local economy? Here is the executive summary of a ground breaking study that demonstrates how.

Small businesses create 2/3 of all new jobs

“Small Business for Congress!” CNN.com 9.29.2010. Small business = jobs: Small businesses are credited with creating two-thirds of all new jobs in this country in the last 15 years, according to government estimates. With the unemployment rate stuck near 10%, a recovery on Main Street is seen as a key component to any recovery in the job market. And small business politicians think that knowing how to generate jobs can…read more →

Andersonville Study of Retail Economics

Did you know that 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.

Benefits of Buying Local

Local businesses across the country now have a new champion in the form of Independent We Stand, a national movement of independent business owners educating their communities on the benefits of shopping at local stores.

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