Local Stores Create Triple the Economic Activity of Chains

Date: 1 Feb 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

When you spend $100 at the chain Borders Books & Music, your purchase creates only $13 worth of local economic activity. That same $100 spent at locally owned book or record store generates $45, or more than three times as much local economic activity. That’s the conclusion of a new study conducted by Civic Economics and published by Livable City in Austin, Texas. … Read More