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“Buy Local…campaigns help bring…businesses and residents together to build community health and wealth from the bottom up,” Michelle Long, Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

“Community-based businesses are essential to charitable endeavors, frequently serving on local boards and supporting a variety of causes,” The Benefits of Doing Business Locally by Jeff Milchen

Business owners in places with active “buy local” campaigns had a larger increase in revenues than those that don’t (5.6% vs. 2.1%); 50% of business owners said it brought new customers to their business; 55% said it made current customers more loyal; over 60% said local media coverage of independent businesses had increased & 51% said local government officials were now more aware & supportive of the needs of independent businesses. (Survey finds “Buy Local” message benefitting independent businesses, www.newrules.org, 01/26/2011
 

 

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