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Why Local Matters

of $70B+ each year

Three quarters of “economic development” dollars directly subsidize large corporations, leaving local, independent businesses behind.

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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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