Things That Make You Say Hmmm…Shop Local
The 3/50 Project was founded by Cinda Baxter last year. The basic idea is choose 3 of your favorite locally owned businesses and spend just $50 each month in those 3 businesses. From local clothing stores and bookstores to coffee shops and restaurants. That’s it.
The results are surprising. If just half of the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.
And for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays local.
It all starts with you. Shop local. After all, it’s the locally owned stores that makes your city what it is!