That’s the main message of The 3/50 Project. The basic numbers are simple, from their website:
Select 3 independent brick and mortar businesses you would miss if they disappeared.
If half the employed population spent $50 at 3 locally owned independent stores, it would generate more then 42 billion (!) in revenue
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent businesses, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, etc. vs. only $43 if spent at a national chain vs. $0 if spent online.
The number of people it takes to make a difference. YOU can make a difference.