Posts Tagged "buy local research"

Amazon's Big Assist from Government

Amazon's Big Assist from Government

Amazon’s sales have fallen in states where it is now required to collect sales taxes…We can only imagine how different the retail landscape might be today had Congress passed an internet sales tax bill a decade ago, when Amazon was big

Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent

Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent

Over 8,000 professional artisans (we call them Makers) use CustomMade to connect with Buyers and grow their business. These Makers are true small business owners that can offer custom Creations – from cabinets, to engagement rings, to upholstery and more – completely bespoke to a Buyer’s need or dream.

The Indie City Index

Civic Economics and the American Booksellers Association have announced the release of the Indie City Index, a ground breaking study that ranks metro areas in the U.S. by the amount of retail business done by independent businesses. Research has demonstrated again and again that independent retailers produce more vibrant local economies because they recirculate dollars within their own communities. The Indie City Index reveals the patterns of that wealth, generating…read more →

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.

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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