When you’re in the market for any product, including home improvements, you may be tempted to check out big box stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot. They have competitive prices, but did you know that for every $100 you spend at a non-locally owned business, $57 leaves the community?
Here’s a infographic that shows the difference in how your dollars are spent by local vs big box stores: (Click to Enlarge)
According to Local First, who created the infographic…
Significantly more money recirculates… when consumers choose to support our locally owned businesses. Unlike their national competition, locally owned businesses regularly purchase from other local retailers, manufacturers, service providers… Supporting our locally owned businesses is critical in growing a strong economy and tax base.
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