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Why local retailers and restaurants are better than chain stores and restaurants

Local, owner-operated businesses support community prosperity:

A study by Civic Economics in Salt Lake City, Utah compared independent retailers and restaurants with retail chains and national restaurant chains: the local retailers returned 52 per cent of their revenue to the local economy as opposed to 14 per cent for chains, and local restaurants re-circulated 79 per cent of their revenue locally, as opposed to 30 per cent for chains.

Source: The Economics of the Future: Relocalisation

The full report is online at The Civic Economics of Retail.

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