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Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 12 Comments | Updated on Aug 16, 2012

Independent Businesses Deliver Bigger Economic Benefit, Study Finds

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/independent-businesse-deliver-bigger-economic-benefit/

Choosing a locally owned business generates almost four times as much economic benefit for the surrounding community as shopping at a chain, a new study has concluded. Continue reading

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Featured Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 40 Comments | Updated on Dec 22, 2011

Key Studies on Big-Box Retail & Independent Business

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/key-studies-walmart-and-bigbox-retail/

We have compiled the best research on how big-box retailers and independent businesses affect communities and local economies. You will find summaries of the findings of dozens of studies that examine the impact of Walmart and other big retailers on jobs, small businesses, tax revenue, poverty rates, and more, as well as research on the social and economic contributions of independent businesses. Continue reading

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Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 1 Comment | Updated on Sep 1, 2003

The Economic Impact of Locally Owned Businesses vs. Chains: A Case Study in Midcoast Maine

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/economic-impact-locally-owned-businesses-vs-chains-case-study-midcoast-maine/

Three times as much money stays in the local economy when you buy goods and services from locally owned businesses instead of large chain stores, according to this analysis, which tracked the revenue and expenditures of eight locally owned businesses in Midcoast Maine and compared their economic impact with that of a large big-box retailer. Continue reading