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How to Start a Buy Local Campaign

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2008 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Many people give little consideration to the choice between a locally owned store and a chain when deciding where to shop. They do not know the benefits to their city’s economy of choosing local businesses and are unaware of the many hidden costs of opting for the big boxes.

Broadening awareness of the consequences of our shopping choices is therefore an essential strategy in turning the tide of chain retail expansion and rebuilding our local economies.

How to Start a Buy Local Campaign (download the 4-page fact sheet)


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