DJ Presents: Shop Local, an illustrated guide to local retailers
Do Johnstown is delighted to present an infographic of some of Johnstown’s independently-owned local businesses. Shopping local is a great way to find unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday giving. But it’s also one of the best ways to support our local economy all year round.
Here are some eye-popping statistics about the many benefits of shopping local:
- If you spend $100 at a local business, $68 of that stays in the local economy — versus just $48 spent at a big-box retailer.
- Money spent at a local business (rather than a chain) generates 3.5 times as much wealth for the local economy.
- If every family in the US spent an extra $10 each month at independent businesses instead of chains, $9.3 billion would be returned to our local economies.
- For every square foot occupied by a local business, the local economy gains $179, versus just $105 for a chain.
So please, print out this infographic and help us spread the word about wonderful small retail businesses in Johnstown —hang it up in your company’s break room, share on social media, or forward this post.