Shop Outside the (big) Box Campaign
THINKING LOCAL FIRST not only makes good economic sense but it is also good for your community!
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Reports show that when you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local community. Spend that same amount at a national chain and it drops to $43.
Think Local First DC wants to highlight the economic impact of shopping at locally-owned independent businesses in DC. By highlighting
independent businesses, creating unique shopping opportunities and educating consumers we hope to increase awareness and sales for the local retailers!
Did you know?
— For every square foot a local firm occupies, the local economy gains $179 vs. $105 for a chain store.
— Locally-owned businesses reinvest in the local economy at a 60% higher rate than chains and Internet retailers.
Think Local First DC is joining forces with local retailers to educate consumers about the benefits of shopping local.
Participating in the campaign? Here are some items you can use to help you spread the word.
Shop Outside the (big) Box Bus Ads