The 3/50 Project

Lazily looking through Facebook the other eve, i came across a 'fan' club called: The 3/50 Project. Their objective is easy- think of 3 local businesses that you'd HATE to see close up their doors. Then, aim to spend $50 per month total in those businesses.

See? Easy, right?

Well, the numbers stack up like this: "If half of the employed population spent $50 per month in locally owned businesses, it would generate 42.6 billion dollars in revenue. For every $100 that is spent locally, $68 returns to the community via taxes, payroll, & other expenditures. In a National chain, only $43 returns to the community AND through online shopping, NOTHING comes back to the community."

Did that change your mind??

The 3/50 Project website lives here. I'd love for you to check it out and see how you can get involved. If you are a small business owner, their site works in your favor as they'll list your store/business on a master list, making you easier to find. They can also provide a backlink to your website. EXTRA traffic!

Make shopping locally a New Years resolution if you like. I did last year and am able to say, it's one resolution i kept. NICE!~


**facts & stats regarding 'The 3/50 Project' came from their website, and belong to their founder, Cinda Baxter. Check out her blog here.**


Nancy C said…
That's really cool. Thanks for the info. I can think of at least three locally owned restaurants that I adore and would be so sad to lose to yet another chain restaurant.
D'Anna said…
What a great way to think/live - - I have a BIG dream of helping/encouraging local business here . . .

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