Supporting Local Helps Young Families

September 12, 2023

  • Nearly 1 in 5 small businesses in the U.S. are family-owned. 
  • For every $100 you spend at a local business, $68 stays in community. However, only $43 stays in the community when you spend the same amount at a large chain. 
  • Small businesses donate 250% more of their revenue than larger businesses to non-profit and other community-based organizations. 

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When you buy local, you support:

  • A second generation local farmer who grows corn and soybeans
  • A single mom of three kids who owns a small clothing boutique on the town square
  • A sister and brother who own a restaurant featuring their family’s soup recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation
  • A young man who grew his lawn service from an after-school venture to a prosperous landscaping business
  • The children of all of these hard-working people

When you shop and eat at local businesses, you support the local owners and their families. This means that you’re playing a small part in ensuring the family has food, clothing, and a roof over their heads, and in some cases, education. The hope is that this upbringing positions them well for their success as adults and leaders in their own communities.

Supporting local has far-reaching effects.

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