A summary of studies done between 2014 and 2018 have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — further strengthening the economic base of the whole community. Here are the main findings:
Think: Community First
Don't Make Online Companies Richer.
Keep The Wealth "Local"
The Benefits far exceed the slightly higher costs of online.
Support Your Local Community Instead of Building Wealth in California and Washington.
A toast to one of the real Heroes in our Community, John "Batman" Kalish and A Hero For Kids. Great Article!