Save your local economy with the 3/50 Project!

Save your local economy…three businesses 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 trend…you.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

Visit the350project.net.

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.

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