Talk about a sweetheart gift! If every family in the country shifted $100 of their Valentine’s Day shopping budget to locally owned, independent businesses over $7.8 billion* would be directly returned to local communities. By shifting just a portion of your spending, you can help create more jobs and a stronger economy so we can all show our communities a little love!
Use the calculator below to find out what kind of economic impact you could make by doing the same in your metro area.
* 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.