The Benefits of Shopping Locally
Shopping locally generates many important benefits for small business owners, their employees and River Edge residents. According to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies:
- $10 million in local spending supports 57 jobs while $10 million spent at a national chain store supports 14 jobs.
- $100 spent locally will retain $67 in new spending while $100 spent at a national chain retains only $32
- 90% of net new job creation nationally is attributable to independent businesses.
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