3/50 project

I am grateful to live in a small town.  I especially like to support the local stores in order to keep our village quaint and worthy of visitors.  I picked up a flyer from the 3/50 project this week.  I just wanted to share it so perhaps others would support their local mom-and-pop shops, restaurants, etc.

3 – Think about which three indepently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone.  Stop in and say hello.  Pick up a little something that will make someone smile.  Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around. 

50 – If just half the employed US population spend $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $2.6 billion in revenue.  Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that. 

68 – For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payrool, and other expenditures.  If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.  Spend it online and nothing comes.

1- The number of people it takes to start the trend.

Visit www.the350project.net

2 Responses to “3/50 project”

  1. Father Rowe Says:

    I know I can’t spell, but you too? “indepently, emplyed, payrool”

  2. Kathy Says:

    This is great info. I am glad you shared this project. We all vote by our dollars.

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