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Buy Local for Valentines Day

February 3, 2012

From Independent We Stand: This Valentine’s Day, the average person is projected to spend $126.03 on presents like cards, flowers, lingerie or dinner, for a total of more than $17.6 billion on gifts nationwide.*   Please share this with everyone!

If each person spent that $126.03 at a locally owned independent business rather than in a national chain, $86 would stay in the community thanks to local payrolls and taxes.

More than $12.85 billion would be reinvested in local communities throughout the country. If each person bought their gifts only at national chains instead, that reinvestment number drops to $8.1 billion.

Can you imagine the effect you would have on the local economy if you bought your honey’s Valentine’s Day gifts from locally owned flower shops, card shops, chocolate shops, etc, etc? Don’t be a loser this Valentines – buy local.

*National Retail Federation 2012 Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGinsight.
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