5 Reasons You Should Care About Main Street

Culled from this great article by Institute for Local Self-Reliance, https://ilsr.org/why-care-about-independent-locally-owned-businesses/, these are a few compelling answers to why shopping local independent businesses is better for the health and welfare of your own community.

  1. LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES ARE LINKED TO HIGHER INCOMES AND LESS INEQUALITY
  2. LOCAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUELS DISPROPORTIONATE JOB CREATION
  3. INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES GENERATE MORE TAX REVENUE AT LOWER COST TO THE PUBLIC
  4. LOCAL BUSINESSES FOSTER COMMUNITY COHESION AND WELL-BEING
  5. COMMUNITY-SCALED BUSINESSES REDUCE POLLUTION AND IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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