Arizona

The Economic Impact of Buying Locally: SCF Arizona Case Study

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Austin, TX

Economic Impact Analysis: A Case Study - Local Merchants vs. Chain Retailers

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Grand Rapids, MI

Examining the Impact of Local Business on the West Michigan Economy

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Maine

A Guide to Retail Impact Studies

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Major American Cities

A Study of Market Trends in Major American Cities

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National Study

The Indie City Index

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New Orleans, LA

Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the New Orleans Economy

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Phoenix, AZ

Procurement Matters: The Economic Impact of Local Suppliers

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San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Retail Diversity Study

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Toledo, OH

Toledo-Lucas County Merchant Study

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