buy local campaign
Lisa Hartwick of Hartwickâ€™s in the Fifth Street Public Market has joined up with the program called The 3/50 Project. This national campaign is focused on local businesses. Here is the gist of it: Consumers pick three local businesses they would hate to see go out of business. The consumers then pledge to spend $50 per month at one of the stores or $50 among the three. This would create a significant impact on the local economy.
The multiplier effect shows that every $100 spent in local, independent stores returns $68 through payroll, taxes and other expenditures. If you shop in a national chain only $43 returns to the local level and if you shop on-line, nothing returns. Find out more at www.the350project.net