Supporting your local, independent business owners, makers, and artists can make a huge impact on your community’s economy. Buying local cuts down on transport, shipping, and packaging, creating a greener purchasing experience. Also, while big box retail generates a net annual deficit of $468 per 1,000 sq. ft., buying from local specialty retail produces a net annual RETURN of $326 per 1,000 sq. ft. This is because supporting local businesses keeps money in the community’s economy, rather than immediately sending the money to corporate headquarters off-site. Learn more in the following infographic by CustomMade.

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Why Buy Local Infographic


Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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