The Ripple Effect When You Shop Local (Infographic)
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When you choose locally owned businesses for your shopping, you create a ripple effect. Here’s what happens when you shop local — starting with you.

Before You Click on Amazon, Here’s Why Your Choice Matters (Infographic)
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Our new infographic shows how shopping at Amazon compares with shopping at local businesses in its impact on jobs, taxes, the local economy, and community. Before you click, here’s why your choice matters:

Local: A Better Way to Shop
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If you are shopping online today, we hope you are doing so with independent businesses! An analysis by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance found that, for every $10 million in sales, independent retailers create 57 jobs, while Amazon creates just … Read More

Shopping Local for the Holidays: AIB’s Infographic Has the Facts to Know
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While analysts are already chattering about which big-box stores will open on Thanksgiving Day this year, the resurgence of independent business is the holiday shopping story that’s more important to many Americans. Six in 10 customers say they go out … Read More