Thursday, July 30, 2009

The 3/50 Project: Save Your Local Economy

Save your local economy...three stores at a time.

The 3/50 Project can save the brick and mortars our nation was built on. Here's how:

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?!!

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. Spent it online and nothing comes home.

1 - The number of people it takes to start the

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.


Copyright Cinda Baxter 2009. Proudly supporting RetailSpeaks and independent retailers everywhere. *Employment statistics courtesy of US Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2/6/2009.