Keep Your Irish Eyes Local!

St. Patrick's Day spending is projected to be $4.6 billion* in 2012. If those St. Paddy's dollars were spent this year at a locally owned Irish restaurant or pub, a total of $2.90 billion would be reinvested in local communities across the U.S. If instead those dollars were all used celebrating at a national chain, the local reinvestment drops to only $1.98 billion.** This St. Patrick’s Day spread your green locally and help revive your local economy.

Please help us spread the word by sharing our St. Patty's Day posters. Just click on the posters below to download a high res printable pdf. To share on Facebook, blogs or email blasts, please right click on the poster images below and select "View Image" and then "Save Image As" and save to your hard drive.

*National Retail Federation/BIG Research
**The figures on local economic impact are based on this statistic: 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 - which is from the Civic Economics – Andersonville Study of Retail Economics

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