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.


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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