The Power of Local

Posted by Trish Riley, February 23, 2010

Thanks to Ed Brown for sending this powerful story of the value of local economics:

…In more than a hundred communities across North America, independent community-based businesses had a more positive story to tell. A nationwide survey of more than 1,800 independent businesses by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) found them outperforming chain competitors. Most notably, the survey found independent retailers in communities with active “Buy Independent” or “Buy Local” campaigns reported an increase in holiday sales three times stronger (up three percent) than those in cities without such campaigns (up one percent).

via The Power of Local by Jeff Milchen — YES! Magazine.