Why Buy Local
Why Buy Local

Find out how you can make an impact by shopping local.

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Studies from Across the Country

Many economic development studies have been conducted over the past 10+ years. They all conclude with one simple concept: local independent business provide more benefits to a local economy than do national chains.

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In addition to the two Chicago studies, studies have been conducted in the following communities:

  • Austin
  • Arizona
  • Toledo
  • Maine
  • San Francisco
  • Grand Rapids
  • New Orleans
  • Charleston
  • Hudson Valley
  • Salt Lake City
  • Albuquerque
  • Milwaukee
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Chicago Study Series

Chicago specific studies prove local businesses contribute more to our city

Read the studies! Andersonville Study
Logan Square Six Corners Study Read the studies!