Friday, September 24, 2010

Spend 10% Locally

Think 10%: A study was recently completed in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that determined if all 600,000 people in Grand Rapids simply shifted 10% of their spending from national to local businesses, the result would be 1600 new jobs, an additional $130 million in the local economy and an increase of $50 million in local wages.
More at
http://www.localfirstaz.com/studies/local-works/index.php

I certainly will be more conscience of shopping locally now. My "natural"" inclination as a well trained "shopper bee" is to go for the least expensive - factoring other considerations in such as "greenness", service. etc. This simple study has made me realize the real impact we can have.

-Lifted from Mrs. Green's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MrsGreensWorld