Does it really make a difference to shop local?

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 in Local Merchants |

When we buy from locally owned businesses more money recirculates in the local economy. How much more? Nearly 3.7% more on average. This not only results in a heartier local economy and job creation, shopping small also bolsters community involvement and support for nonprofits.

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Close To Home: Considering the Benefits of Living Local

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 in Transportation |

In a relatively short amount of time, the automobile was able to permeate almost every aspect of our daily lives, eventually affecting the form and scale of our built environment. Caught within sprawling communities built for the automobile, the typical America is unmotivated to go anywhere without a car, and the sheer distance between points […]

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