Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local

Small changes. Big impact.

Even small changes add up when you act locally.  Consider thses facts the next time you’re deciding to get coffee, buy groceries from a large chain, or finance your new home.

  • For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain.
  • A 10% shift in market share from chains to locals could result in:  nearly $140 million new economic activity, over 1,600 new jobs, providing over $50 million in new wages.
  • If each household in Michigan shifted just $10 of weekly spending to Michigan products, more than $37 million per week would be poured back into our state’s economy.
  • Each time $1 enters our local economy, it is spent an average of 3-7 more times before it ever leaves the state.
  • Charities recieve an average 250% more support from local business oweners than they do from large businesses.
  • Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.