Local: A Better Way to Shop

[CAF Note: I live in a rural area and do a lot of online shopping – particularly for books, so I found these numbers quite sobering.]

Independent businesses are poised to draw more people this holiday season. To illustrate the ways that local businesses are growing in popularity, delivering stronger economic returns, and expanding in numbers, the Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of 14 groups coordinated by ILSR, put together this infographic.

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