Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blog #53 - The 3/50 Project - Save Your Local Economy

The 3/50 Project is designed to save the bricks and mortars our nation is built on through purchasing goods and services locally.

3 Think about which three independently owned businesses you would 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.

68 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.

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Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

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*Employment statistics courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from February 2009