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I stand for an economy that works for all of us – and I refuse to accept that “business as usual” is the best we can doI believe my work and the way I engage in my community can be a reflection of who I am, what I love, and how I want to be in the world.”

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Why Local Matters

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Small, independent businesses represent 51% of U.S. G.D.P. at $8.6 trillion, making them the world’s 3rd largest economy, behind the U.S. overall and China.

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For every $100 spent at a local business approximately $67 stays in the community. When you shop at a big box store, just $32 out of $100 stays in the community.

Net New Jobs

Up to 90 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. are created by locally-owned businesses.

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