June 27, 2009

Save Your Local Economy . . . Three Stores at a Time.

The 3/50 Project: Saving The Brick and Mortars Our Nation is Built On

3: Think about which three independently owned businesses you'd miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.

50: If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1: The number of people it takes to start the trend . . . you.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy. Visit the350project.net.

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