Talk about a no-brainer! If every family in the country spent $100 of their back-to-school 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 spending, you can help create more jobs and a stronger economy so we can make sure our community has the necessary funds to be its very best.
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.